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  • News
    Sustainability
    The University of Queensland has stopped more than 800,000 plastic items from going to landfill in the past eight months through the UQ Unwrapped initiative that targets single-use plastic on campus.The initiative, a first for an Australian university, is reducing the University’s ‘plastic...
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    Webinar
    If you are interested in studying at Deakin University, there is lots of opportunities coming up for you to find out about specific degrees in their webinar series.  Times are given in Australian Eastern Standard Time, you can convert to your local timezone here. 4pm AEST will...
  • News
    South Island
    university research
    At UC’s Department of Chemical and Process Engineering, Dr Alex Yip is leading research into food waste conversion. Photo credit: The University of Canterbury
    Researchers at the University of Canterbury are working on an ingenious new solution to turn food waste into valuable chemical components that could be used to make bioplastics.At UC’s Department of Chemical and Process Engineering, Dr Alex Yip is leading research into food waste conversion, and...
  • News
    Victoria
    STEM, student resources
    The University of Melbourne has released a unique 12-episode podcast series showcasing the value of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) subjects as a pathway to jobs of the future. Degrees in STEM can lead to a wide range of career opportunities, with the related industries...
  • News
    Australia, New Zealand
    university reputation, world rankings
    The latest QS World University Rankings for 2020 have just been released and once again Australian and New Zealand universities have achieved great results with eight out of their 50 universities placed within the world's top 100, and many universities moving upwards a place or two.The QS World...
  • News
    South Island
    accreditation, rankings
    The University of Canterbury (UC) Business School has achieved EFMD Quality Improvement System (EQUIS) accreditation. EQUIS accreditation benchmarks against ten international standards; governance, programmes, students, faculty, research, internationalisation, ethics, responsibility, and...
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    Victoria
    New Course, Postgraduate, Undergraduate
    Deakin University have announced the launch of four new degree programmes to begin at the university in Trimester 1, 2020.Artificial IntelligenceThe first three programmes announced are a suite of qualifications in Artificial Intelligence: Bachelor of Artificial Intelligence; Master of Applied...
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    New South Wales
    free courses, MOOCs
    The University of Newcastle's Law School is offering a free online course (MOOC) in International Climate Change Law and Policy on the edX platform. The course is coordinated by Dr. Elena Aydos (Newcastle Law School, UON), Dr. Sven Rudolph (Graduate School of Global Environmental Studies, Kyoto...
  • News
    South Island
    university research
    Researchers from the University of Otago, who have been undertaking a study to document the biodiversity of Loch Ness by collecting DNA left in the lake, have revealed that they have made a surprising new discovery about the Loch’s famous monster resident.The research team, led by the University of...
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    Queensland
    rankings, university research
    The University of Queensland has been recognised as the top university in the southern hemisphere for global research quality in the 2019 CWTS Leiden Rankings – as measured by the number of publications of a university belonging in the top 1 per cent of their field.The rankings measured the...
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