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    Australia, New Zealand
    Human beings are endlessly curious about the world that surrounds us and thanks to the Internet; the answers to many questions are available at your fingertips. Sometimes though, you just can’t get a satisfying answer on Wikipedia and need an expert to turn to.   Universities in Australia and New Zealand are full of such experts - people who have been researching a topic in depth for many years, and now you can tap into that impressive bank of knowledge!You can now submit questions to...
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    Western Australia
    R/V Falkor at sea. Photo credit: Mark Schrope
    A team of leading scientists from the University of Western Australia’s Oceans Institute will go where few others have ventured when they set out to unlock the secrets of a deep ocean canyon off Perth which is the size of the USA’s Grand Canyon.The team will be among the first to explore life in the Perth Canyon which is about 50km off Fremantle in Western Australia. The underwater canyon was formed over tens of millions of years and runs to depths of more than 4 kilometres. The canyon is a...
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    Australia, New Zealand
    Ghost Street Beijing. Photo credit: Rhiannon Davies
    Happy Chinese New Year!  To welcome in the lunar new year, we have decided to a feature a handful of the programmes on offer to students wanting to learn more about China during their degree.As part of the Asia-Pacific region, Australia and New Zealand have close working connections to China and Asia.  Its universities offer world-renowned degree programmes with opportunities to experience the culture at first hand and covering many aspects of Chinese and Asian culture – language,...
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    South Island
    Yellow-eyed penguin in the Catlins. Photo credit: Rhiannon Davies
    An international research team led by the University of Otago’s Department of Zoology has documented one of the most rapid biological transition events ever found.The team has been examining archaeological penguin remains from coastal New Zealand, and has used carbon dating and DNA analysis to establish when different colonies of the bird may have formed and when they have gone extinct.New Zealand was first inhabited by a species called the waitaha penguin, present at the time of human arrival...
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    Australian Capital Territory
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    Researchers at the Australian National University (ANU) and the University of Bristol (UK) have recently release a paper detailing a discovery as to how copper ore forms around volcanoes.The findings contradict previous knowledge about the formation of copper, and could lead to changes in the way that exploration for the element is undertaken.  Much like many natural resources, there are limited reserves of copper in the world, but it has become crucial for electricity transmission.Lead...
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    South Island
    Lincoln University in New Zealand have just launched a new Master of Tourism Management programme.  The programme provides students with the opportunity to become involved directly in managing and planning the world's biggest people industry – tourism.The new qualification is part of the second oldest and longest running academic tourism programme in New Zealand and draws on expertise and research by Lincoln University's Centre for Land, Environment and People (LEaP), which is a national...
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    New South Wales
    Macquarie University’s Graduate School of Management has this year entered the Financial Times’ Global MBA Ranking at number 68 – the top MBA in Australia this year.It’s the first time since 2010 that the programme has been ranked, and it’s re-entered the tables this year ahead of other Australian MBAs – UNSW (75), and the University of Melbourne (90).  The programmes are ranked against MBA degrees from universities around the World.You can read about the Financial Times’ methodology for...
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    Victoria
    Bower Studio participants work on the new neonatal centre. Photo credit: The University of Melbourne
    University of Melbourne architecture students have designed and built a neonatal care centre in Papua New Guinea, which will help save lives.  The centre will provide sanitary conditions for women giving birth in a remote area of the country.The project was a jointly funded by the Australian High Commission Papua New Guinea’s Direct Aid Program and the University’s Bower Studio Project, which has brought together architecture students and researchers to work with Indigenous groups in...
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    Queensland
    The Nanopatch applicator and a large version of the patch. Photo credit: The University of Queensland.
    A vaccine technology company, Vaxxas, has moved closer to achieving it’s goal of improving world health, thanks to AU$25 million funding being received from Australian venture capital firm, OneVentures.  Vaxxas, began as a start-up of the University of Queensland’s UniQuest commercialisation company, with the aim of developing the ‘Nanopatch’ for commercial use.The Nanopatch was invented at UQ’s Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology by Professor Mark Kendall, and seeks...
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    New South Wales
    Studying at university gives you the opportunity to get involved in cutting-edge research and developments.  Biomedical Engineering students at the University of Sydney are currently helping to 3D print custom skull implants for cranioplasty patients at Concord Hospital.  Watch the video to find out more.If you would like to know more studying at the University of Sydney, or would like to find out about engineering programmes all over Australia and New Zealand, contact Study Options...

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