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University researchers in major grains project

Monday 21 July 2014

The Online Farm Trials research project with the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) is enabling researchers and programmers at Federation University Australia to develop new technologies to provide first-time access to the vast library of past and present grains industry research data.

University academic widens immunology research

Thursday 17 July 2014

Federation University Australia researcher Associate Professor Stuart Berzins is the lead author of an article accepted for publication in the high profile scientific journal, ‘Nature Reviews Immunology’.

Artists Book exhibition opens at Post Office Gallery

Thursday 17 July 2014

A major exhibition which explores the development, range and ambition of the Artists Book, PAGE.PRINT.POST: 50 years of Artists Books, will be held at Federation University Australia’s Post Office Gallery until 9 August.

FedUni steps up for National Student Volunteer Week

Wednesday 16 July 2014

Federation University Australia has announced a series of exciting events from 4 to 10 August as part of National Student Volunteer Week.   On Monday, 4 August, the Mt Helen Campus will hold a Volunteer Expo over lunch at the Albert Coates Complex. The Gippsland Campus will hold its own Expo at the same time in the MUGSU Student Lounge. An online version of the Exp...

Gippsland Campus explores collaboration with Chinese university

Monday 14 July 2014

Leveraging off Latrobe City Council’s sister city relationship with Taizhou in China, Federation University Australia and Taizhou University have begun to explore collaborative opportunities.

Open Day announced for 31 August

Friday 11 July 2014

Federation University Australia’s large range of programs and services will be on display on Sunday, 31 August, as part of our 2014 Open Day. To be held at the Ballarat and Gippsland campuses from 10 am to 3 pm, the Open Day is an annual highlight for prospective students and their families. The Mt Helen, SMB and Camp St campuses in Ballarat, and the Gippsland Cam...

Creative arts sessions announced at FedUni

Thursday 10 July 2014

Federation University Australia will hold a series of new creative arts classes in Ballarat throughout July and August.  Three exciting short courses will be presented at the Camp St Campus by leading creative arts professionals throughout the region. First, Printmaking (Lino) will be held on 16, 23 and 30 July and will be led by teacher Jimmy Pasakos. T...

University students and staff head to Kokoda

Wednesday 2 July 2014

Students and staff of Federation University Australia are setting out on their annual Kokoda Challenge next week with trekkers getting their final preparations in order for their journey. Courtney Bishop (pictured), a second-year Exercise and Sports Science student, said she was looking forward to the mental and physical challenges of the track. “Learning the hist...

FedUni signs agreement with Manipal University

Wednesday 2 July 2014

Federation University Australia has signed a wide-ranging agreement with India’s Manipal University to engage in research collaboration, student exchange and degree offerings in a wide range of areas.

Researchers awarded major grant for VET project

Friday 27 June 2014

Federation University Australia academics have been awarded a major grant from the Australian Research Council to examine whether and how higher-level qualifications for vocational education and training (VET) teachers would improve quality in the VET system.

Learning and Teaching Conference to unveil research

Friday 27 June 2014

The latest research into the future of education will be unveiled at Federation University Australia’s 2014 Learning and Teaching Conference at Ballarat Lodge on 3 - 4 July. With a theme of Collaborations, the conference’s keynote speaker will be Professor Susan Stoney, Head of the Centre for Learning and Development at Edith Cowan University. Professor Ston...

University announces Head of Ballarat Campuses

Thursday 26 June 2014

Sam Henson has been announced as Federation University Australia’s Head of Ballarat Campuses. Formerly Associate Dean for International and Partnerships, Dr Henson will take up the new position on 1 July. “I look forward to my role as Head of Ballarat Campuses and working with the local community,” Dr Henson said. “My position will ent...

University announces study information sessions

Monday 23 June 2014

It is not too late to start a postgraduate program at Federation University Australia this year. Two information evenings for prospective students will be held in Ballarat and Gippsland on Wednesday, 2 July, for students wishing to pursue a postgraduate program. Gippsland students also will be able to explore the many undergraduate programs available at the Churchill Ca...

University academic appointed as conference ambassador

Wednesday 18 June 2014

Yousef Ibrahim, Professor of Engineering at Federation University Australia, has been appointed to the Club Melbourne Ambassador Program. Led by the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, the program allows members to support and participate in major conferences around the world and in Australia.   “I am delighted to be invited on behalf of the Univ...

Education professor continues publishing success

Monday 16 June 2014

Professor John Smyth, Professor of Education at Federation University Australia, has pulled off the rare distinction of having three bestselling books in the space of one year. An author or editor of 30 books, over 200 articles and chapters, and recipient of 18 Australian Research Councils grants over his career, along with two award for outstanding research from the American Educ...

University joins program to assist agribusinesses

Friday 13 June 2014

Federation University Australia will play a major role in a new program designed to assist agribusinesses in the Central Highlands region. As part of the program businesses will be able to participate in a series of workshops and mentoring sessions to assist them to use energy and resources more efficiently. The Smarter Resources, Smarter Central Highlands Agribusiness ...

Information technology academic claims major award

Tuesday 10 June 2014

Federation University Australia’s Dr Charlynn Miller has been recognised for her teaching excellence by being awarded the iAwards Victorian ICT Educator of the Year. Dr Miller, Associate Dean for International and Partnerships, said she was delighted to be presented with the award, which also recognised her industry involvement, mentoring and research. “The ...

University students awarded scholarships

Friday 6 June 2014

Two Federation University Australia students have been awarded scholarships from the Graduate Women Victoria organisation. The successful recipients were Alison McRae, who won the Marilyn Godley Scholarship ($5000) for an Indigenous undergraduate student; and Jennifer O’Sullivan, who won the Southern Women’s Action Network Bursary ($2500). Graduate Women Vic...

Indigenous students excel at FedUni

Friday 30 May 2014

Indigenous secondary school students from the Ballarat area have performed extremely well at education sessions held at Federation University Australia, according to a report from the Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience (AIME).

See the body in a new light at FedUni exhibition

Thursday 29 May 2014

On show during June and July at Switchback Gallery, Federation University Australia, Gippsland Campus, is CORPOREAL, an exhibition of prints exploring the theme of the body by 23 contemporary Australian artists.

FedUni maintains focus on research

Thursday 29 May 2014

Federation University Australia will continue to be a research and teaching provider, despite calls by the Federal Government that some universities should only focus on teaching. Professor David Battersby, Vice-Chancellor, said Federation University Australia was committed to having research at the heart of its operations. “Our research efforts play a major role ...

Science and Engineering Awards to be presented

Wednesday 28 May 2014

Federation University Australia’s Science, Information Technology and Engineering Awards will be held at the Mt Helen Campus on Friday, 30 May.  Many major awards, including the RW Richards Medal, the Pitman Benjamin Prize for Engineering Sustainability, the AE Stohr Award and the Dean’s Award, will be presented. Memorial student awards for the late A...

FedUni to hold programs to assist potential students

Monday 26 May 2014

Federation University Australia’s Wimmera Campus will introduce a short program in July to assist students wishing to return to study. The program, FAST (Foundation Access Studies), will start in Horsham on 28 July and runs for 15 weeks. “The course will prepare students academically to study for a degree, and upon successful completion guarantees them a pla...

FedUni to celebrate IDAHOT

Monday 19 May 2014

Federation University Australia will celebrate International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT) on Tuesday, 20 May, with the creation of a large tile mosaic at the Mt Helen Campus. Students and staff at the University will show their support for IDAHOT by helping to place tiles in the mosaic. “This event will give visibility to FedUni being a safe, su...

FedUni calls for Open Dialogue about Learning and Teaching

Monday 19 May 2014

Learning and teaching will come alive at Federation University Australia’s inaugural Faculty of Education and Arts Learning and Teaching Conference in Ballarat on 6 and 7 June. The Open Dialogue conference aims to inspire, challenge and transform understandings of learning and teaching in a regional community. Kim Halbert-Pere, Youth Partnerships Project Officer...

Education students to host Ballarat exhibition

Friday 16 May 2014

Education students from Federation University Australia will host their Enterprising Communities Exhibition at the Mining Exchange, Ballarat, on Thursday, 29 May.  More than 120 students will be present from 4.30 to 7.00 pm to display the enterprising resources that students have created for schools and community groups. “The exhibition will be a great opport...

Researchers launch female football injury study

Thursday 15 May 2014

Researchers from Federation University have announced the first comprehensive study into injury levels among female Australian Rules football players. “The popularity of Australian football with females is growing each year,” Dr Lauren Fortington, project leader and research fellow at the University’s Australian Centre for Research into Injury in Sport and its Pr...

University to present Foundation Scholarships

Wednesday 14 May 2014

Federation University Australia will present Foundation Scholarships to four students at the Mt Helen Campus today, Wednesday, 14 May. The Scholarships, open to domestic Higher Education and TAFE students, are funded by donations to the University’s Foundation. Valued at $7000 each, the Scholarships are assessed on financial circumstances and commitment to study.

Science and Engineering Challenge to be held at Mt Helen Campus

Wednesday 14 May 2014

Regional students will put their minds to the test when they compete in this year’s Ballarat Science and Engineering Challenge on Tuesday, 20 May, at Federation University Australia’s Mt Helen Campus. 

FedUni tourism research sought in Queensland

Thursday 8 May 2014

Dr Elisa Backer, Senior Lecturer in Tourism at Federation University Australia, will give the keynote address at a tourism industry conference in Queensland this month. Dr Backer was invited to give the keynote on the topic of ‘Visiting Friends and Relatives Travel’, a field in which she is a recognised leading national and international expert. Visiting Fri...