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    New South Wales
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    Researchers at UNSW Australia have discovered that spiders customize their webs to make sure that they get the diet they need.Spiders optimize the web in terms of its size, strength and stickiness depending on what prey is around in the area.  The web must be able to successfully intercept and hold the prey until the spider comes to feed. However different prey strike the web with different amounts of force and cause different levels of vibrations during their escape attempts.Dr Sean...
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    Queensland
    A limited number of scholarships have been made available for PhD students interested in undertaking projects with Boeing and the University of Queensland.This is an opportunity to be part of an innovative PhD training programme working collaboratively with UQ and Boeing supervisors on research with commercial impact.The generous scholarship scheme grant successful students with:A living stipend of $25,849 per annum (2015 rate), indexed annuallyA UQ Tuition ScholarshipA $14,150 top-up...
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    Victoria
    From left: Professor Robert Blouin , Professor Bill Charman and Professor Duncan Craig.  Photo credit: Monash University
    Monash University in Victoria, have joined forces with the University College London (UK) and the University of North Carolina (USA), to form an alliance which aims to advance and transform research, education and practice in pharmacy and the pharmaceutical sciences.The PharmAlliance partnership will form new research collaborations that will enable them to more effectively and rapidly address major international issues in the fields of drug discovery, nanomedicine development and...
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    Victoria
    Professor John Carroll and Professor Kim Cornish who will be leading the two new institutes. Photo credit: Monash University
    The Academic Board at Monash University has recently approved two new research institutes.  The Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute (BDI) and the Monash Institute for Cognitive and Clinical Neurosciences (ICCN) will facilitate collaboration of researchers and clinical partners to translate scientific breakthroughs into usable treatments.The two new institutes, together with the existing Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute (ARMI) will form a unique research precinct within the...
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    South Australia
    Wine tasters. Photo credit: edX website.
    If you are lover of wine and interested in the winemaking process, you could expand your knowledge with a free MOOC from the University of Adelaide. The MOOC lasts six weeks and is a great opportunity to learn about the principles and practices of how grapes are grown and wine is made.  The course also teaches the basics of wine tasting, so you will be able to confidently describe its appearance, aroma, flavour and taste. The University of Adelaide is one of Australia’s older...
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    Queensland
    UQ student James Hill on the winter research programme. Photo credit: The University of Queensland
    If you are thinking about research as part of your educational career, the University of Queensland offer a great opportunity to find out what it would be like with short vacation research placements.The UQ Winter Research Programme is currently recruiting students to work on 4-6 week research projects over the winter vacation period (mid-June to mid-July).  Participation is open to students who’ve completed at least one year of study at the time of application, and you don’t have to be a...
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    New Zealand
    Auckland city from the water. Photo credit: Rhiannon Davies
    A recent survey by global recruitment consultancy firm Mercer has ranked the city of Auckland third in the global Quality of Living Index.The survey is aimed at helping employers to choose where in the world they might locate their staff, ranking the quality of living by factors such as climate, political stability, crime rates and infrastructure. Western European cities dominate the top ten, but Auckland makes it to third place, and Sydney in Australia comes in to the chart at tenth place.New...
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    Queensland
    James Cook University scientist exploring a deep reef on the Great Barrier Reef. Photo credit: JCU
    Scientists from James Cook University have been exploring previously unmapped sections of submerged reef – between 10 and 30 metres below the ocean’s surface. It’s the first time these coral colonies have been charted or documented.Lead researcher Ed Roberts said that while scientists had carried out extensive research and documentation on the shallower reef, the deep reefs present an exciting opportunity        to further explore and understand the reef’s ecology....
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    Griffith University nursing students. Photo credit: Griffith University
    Nursing is a vibrant and challenging career focused on maintaining health and wellbeing.Today’s nurses are reflective practitioners who must not only react to illness and stress, but also be technically skilled, proactive and able to work in partnership with others in helping people enjoy healthier lives. Griffith’s Bachelor of Nursing degree:is accredited with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia,emphasises the practice-based nature of nursing with many compulsory clinical...
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    Australia, New Zealand
    It's just one week to go until the first of our March Open Days takes place in Birmingham.  Whether you have already registered or are still thinking about coming along, this article contains some important information about what to expect...The Study Options Open Days are an excellent opportunity to meet with many Australian and New Zealand universities in one place.  13th March, 1pm - 5pm at Birmingham Council House, Victoria Square, Birmingham, B1 1BB14th March 1.30pm - 6pm at...

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