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FedUni researcher wins major award in her field

Monday 2 May 2016

Federation University Australia’s Professor Erica Smith has been presented with the Ray Barker Award for Distinguished Service to VET research at the recent annual conference of the Australian Vocational Education and Training Research Association (AVETRA).

FedUni leads International Jazz Day

Friday 29 April 2016

Federation University Australia will be at the forefront of International Jazz Day this Saturday with the only live webcast in Australia for this global event.  This year will be the fourth in a row that FedUni has hosted its live jazz webcast. It will be produced once again by our Live Production students at FedUniLIVE. On Saturday, Ballarat will be one of only ...

Major economics book released by FedUni researchers

Friday 22 April 2016

An important new economics book of readings, Reclaiming Pluralism in Economics, has been released by two senior academics from Federation Business School, Associate Professors Jerry Courvisanos and Alex Millmow. Edited by Jerry Courvisanos, James Doughney and Alex Millmow, the book is in honour of renowned economist and Honorary Professor at Federation University Australia,...

University calls for HEPPP funding to stay

Friday 22 April 2016

The Federal Government’s Higher Education Participation and Partnerships Program (HEPPP) plays a crucial role in student retention and should be retained, according to Federation University Australia.

Science teachers praise FedUni's Nanya research station

Friday 22 April 2016

Science teachers throughout Western Victoria have just returned from a hugely successful professional development session at Federation University Australia’s research station at Nanya in far western NSW.

Findings released from vocational teaching research project

Tuesday 19 April 2016

Federation University Australia has been leading a major research project on the contribution of vocational teachers’ qualifications to quality in the VET system. The project is funded by the Australian Research Council with several major industry partners from the vocational education and training (VET) sector. The first peer-reviewed findings from this project w...

FedUni researchers lead mine safety project

Monday 18 April 2016

Researchers from Federation University Australia are due to play a significant role in the Victorian Government’s $2.2 million Batter Stability project at Energy Australia’s Yallourn Mine in Gippsland.

Prestigious award presented to FedUni research centre

Friday 15 April 2016

Federation University Australia’s Centre for eResearch and Digital Innovation (CeRDI) has been awarded the prestigious Asia Pacific Spatial Excellence Award for Environment and Sustainability this week.

Hebei University and FedUni announce joint Institute

Thursday 14 April 2016

Hebei University of Science and Technology (HUST) and Federation University Australia have announced plans to establish a joint education institute in Shijiazhuang, China. The new collaboration, which will be named the HUST-FedUni International Institute, will be able to deliver four joint programs in information technology in the near future. The agreement between FedU...

Researchers in leading sports participation project

Tuesday 12 April 2016

Participation in organised sport is on the rise in Victoria, according to a major research project involving Federation University Australia and Victoria University. Associate Professor Rochelle Eime is a member of a joint project that showed participation in organised sport for five sports increased by over 50,000 participants between 2010 and 2012. The research used...

University to be a partner in regional incubator

Friday 1 April 2016

Federation University Australia is pleased to be a partner in the new Regional Incubator for Social and Economic Research launched at the Wimmera Campus today, Friday. A joint initiative of the Victorian Government, the University, Regional Development Australia and the Wimmera Development Association, the Incubator will support infrastructure and rural projects in the region.&n...

University to host partner forum in April

Wednesday 30 March 2016

Federation University Australia will deliver its 2016 Partner Forum at the Mt Helen Campus from 4 to 6 April. The program will explore the challenges of providing programs to diverse groups of international and national students, as well as offer a diverse range of professional development opportunities.   Keynote speakers at the forum will be Peter Rohan, a l...

FedUni to host TAFE Awards for Excellence

Friday 18 March 2016

Thirty awards to some of Federation University Australia’s leading students will be presented at the 2016 TAFE Awards for Excellence at the SMB Campus in Ballarat this Friday, 18 March. The awards, which recognise major achievements in TAFE study at the university, are nominated by FedUni TAFE and Federation College.   The 2016 Craftsperson Awards also will b...

Hawthorn players fly high at FedUni

Tuesday 15 March 2016

Federation University Australia is attracting the cream of the crop with confirmation that nine senior AFL players from the Hawthorn Football Club are part of our latest intake of new students for 2016. The Hawthorn players have commenced studying our Diploma of Project Management at the club’s headquarters in Waverley.  “The University i...

FedUni growing stronger throughout 2016

Tuesday 15 March 2016

Federation University Australia is committed to meeting the tertiary education needs of regional Victorians. “As a leading regional university we have a wide range of programs and maintain the number one ranking in Victoria for the employability of our graduates,” Professor David Battersby, Vice-Chancellor, said. “At the moment we are focused on our ex...

University researcher releases major book about history, film and television

Thursday 10 March 2016

A new book tracing what historians have written about film and television will be launched this Saturday, 12 March, by Dr Mia Treacey of Federation University Australia. The book, Reframing the Past, will be launched at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI), at Federation Square, Melbourne. It will be launched by Associate Professor Peter Howard of Monash Un...

FedUni and Latrobe City Energy Basketball announce sport partnership

Wednesday 2 March 2016

“We are proud to be able to support Latrobe City Energy Basketball, who are highly regarded leaders in sport and who strive for success in all that they do,” Colin Marshall, Director of Campus Life, said.

International concussion expert to speak at University

Tuesday 1 March 2016

Associate Professor Johna Register-Mihalik, an international expert on concussion, will be hosted by the University’s Australian Collaboration for Research in Injury in Sport and its Prevention (ACRISP) later this month.

Major research seminar to be presented at FedUni

Tuesday 1 March 2016

Professor John Dwyer, the nationally renowned health care expert, will give a major presentation at Federation University Australia’s Mt Helen Campus on Wednesday, 2 March. Professor Dwyer is a member of the NSW Health Care Advisory Council and also Chairman of the Medical Staff Executive Council of NSW. He also founded the Australian Health Care Reform Alliance.

Gippsland Campus records strong student numbers

Wednesday 24 February 2016

Federation University Australia’s Gippsland Campus is delighted to welcome more than 800 new students this year. The number of new students is about 200 more than for the same time last year.   Strong areas of growth include Nursing, where there has been an increase of about 100 students compared to last year. Other programs with high interest include ...

Orientation Week kicks off at FedUni

Monday 22 February 2016

Federation University Australia’s new students will get their first taste of university life over the next four days as Orientation Week kicks off on Monday, 22 February. To be held at the University’s Ballarat, Gippsland and Wimmera campuses, O Week activities will include market stalls, barbecues, campus tours and sports events. Student Experience Officers also will...

Bachelor of Arts unveiled in Wimmera and Grampians

Wednesday 17 February 2016

A new and exciting Bachelor of Arts program has been unveiled in both the Wimmera and Grampians by Federation University Australia. “Our new BA programs are set to deliver more higher education options to communities where remoteness can affect a young person’s study opportunities,” Geoff Lord, Head of the Wimmera Campus, said. “A Bachelor of Art...

FedUni welcomes new Federal Ministers

Monday 15 February 2016

Federation University Australia has welcomed the appointment of Darren Chester, Federal Member for Gippsland, as the new Minister for Infrastructure and Transport. “The University congratulates Minister Chester on his appointment and we look forward to working with him where appropriate,” Professor David Battersby, Vice-Chancellor, said. “He ha...

Gippsland Campus donates nursing equipment to Rotary

Friday 12 February 2016

Federation University Australia’s Gippsland Campus was pleased to donate a large collection of nursing equipment items to the Rotary Club of Traralgon this week. The items, which included hospital beds, diagnostic equipment and patient and resuscitation mannequins, will eventually be sent overseas to be used in developing countries. “The Rotary Club of Trara...

Changes to Nursing programs at Wimmera Campus announced

Tuesday 9 February 2016

Federation University Australia has announced a $20,000 upgrade to its nursing facilities at Horsham as it prepares to introduce a new Diploma of Nursing training package in 2017. The University has postponed a planned intake of 2016 Diploma of Nursing students until next year to ensure new students are not disadvantaged by the transition to the new course. Geoff Lord, Head...

University records increased second round offers

Thursday 4 February 2016

Federation University Australia has continued to record strong student interest this year with the announcement that it will make nearly 200 second round offers, an increase of nearly 70 per cent from last year.

FedUni awarded three major research grants

Thursday 4 February 2016

Federation University Australia has succeeded in obtaining three prestigious research grants from the Federal Government’s Higher Education Participation and Partnerships Program National Priorities Pool.

Sport injury expert to speak at FedUni

Friday 29 January 2016

Kristen Kucera, a major expert in sport injury, will give a presentation at the SMB Campus on Thursday, 4 February.   Organised by ACRISP at Federation University Australia, Dr Kucera’s presentation will give an overview of when, why and to whom catastrophic sports injury occurs. The session will be of interest to a wide audience including general practice...

FedUni announces new Deputy Chancellor

Friday 29 January 2016

Federation University Australia is pleased to announce the appointment of George Fong as its new Deputy Chancellor. George Fong will serve as the University’s Deputy Chancellor for a two-year term commencing 2 February 2016 and concluding on 31 December 2017. He succeeds Karen Douglas, who stood down at the end of last year, and will work closely with the University Chancel...

University programs proving popular with new students

Tuesday 19 January 2016

Up to 12 Federation University Australia programs have recorded healthy increases in the number of students being offered places for this year. New VTAC figures reveal FedUni is well placed to expand student numbers following the confirmation of 1308 first round offers this week. Business has recorded 111 offers compared to 91 last year, while health science has recorde...