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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...

FedUni assisting Scotsburn bushfire victims

Monday 21 December 2015

Federation University Australia has several support programs in place for students and staff members who have been affected by the weekend’s bushfires in Scotsburn and surrounding areas. The devastating fires, about 10 km from our Mt Helen Campus, resulted in the destruction of several homes and properties, as well as much livestock. “The University offers i...

Visiting friends or relatives could be good for their health - and yours

Friday 18 December 2015

“Holidays are not just pleasurable, they are good for our health. Research has shown that holidays will improve the quality of life of most people,” Associate Professor Elisa Backer from Federation University Australia said.

University welcomes funding for Flecknoe Building and Jobs Centre

Thursday 17 December 2015

Federation University Australia will be able to modernise its Flecknoe Building at the SMB Campus and also establish a Jobs and Skills Centre following funding announced by the Victorian Government.

FedUni to assist Rotary Club membership drive

Wednesday 16 December 2015

Federation University Australia has been working with the Rotary Club of Ballarat on a research project to assist with the Club’s interests to better understand how the club is perceived, and how it can build profile in an effort to increase services to the community.

FedUni and ACU lead landmark MOU with Clemente Australia

Monday 14 December 2015

Federation University Australia (FedUni) and Australian Catholic University (ACU) will join five notable Ballarat community organisations in signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Clemente Australia to launch their life-changing program in Ballarat.

International Alumnus Shane Armstrong donates to University

Friday 11 December 2015

Children at the FedUni Children’s Centre will now have hundreds more books to enjoy thanks to a generous donation by Shane Armstrong, our International Alumnus for 2015, and Scholastic International publishers.

Antarctic expedition unites Ballarat women of science

Friday 11 December 2015

Two of western Victoria’s leading female climate action advocates will be sailing for Antarctica this time next year. Federation University Australia’s Dr Jessica Reeves and EarthEd’s Colleen Filippa will join 76 other leaders in science from around the world on the three-week expedition. A documentary film crew will accompany the expedition while th...

FedUni academic leads drive to improve VET teaching quality

Friday 11 December 2015

Federation University Australia’s Professor Erica Smith is playing a leading role in national attempts to improve the quality of teaching in VET and advocating for higher-level qualifications for VET teachers.

FedUni supports University Council reforms

Thursday 10 December 2015

Federation University Australia has voiced its support for the Victorian Government’s reforms to University Councils this week.  Changes to the Education and Training Reform Act 2006 mean there now will be at least one student and one member of staff on the University Council. “The University looks forward to working with the Victorian Government in dev...

FedUni website leading the way in Australia

Tuesday 8 December 2015

Federation University Australia has the fastest performing website of any Australian university following a major upgrade of its information technology systems. “FedUni is revitalising a significant position of its technology over the next few months to align with the institution’s new strategic aspirations and our new IT vision,” Andrew Tully, Executive Director...

FedUni researcher presents to Senate Select Committee

Tuesday 8 December 2015

Peter Gell, a Professorial Research Fellow at Federation University Australia, presented to the Senate Select Committee on the Murray Darling Basin Plan in Goolwa, South Australia, on Tuesday. He provided a brief summary on the research he has conducted for 20 years on long term change in the aquatic systems of the Basin, including the significant Coorong lagoon. The Se...

Technology Park continues to collaborate with industry

Monday 7 December 2015

Federation University Australia’s Ballarat Technology Park is poised to strengthen and expand its university-industry collaboration and innovation in response to the release of the Federal Government’s Innovation Statement. 

FedUni students set to graduate from Mt Helen Campus

Monday 7 December 2015

More than 600 students will graduate from Federation University Australia’s Mt Helen Campus in four ceremonies from Wednesday, 9 December.  “We are all looking forward to these ceremonies as graduation week always is an exciting time at the university,” Professor David Battersby, Vice-Chancellor, said. “On behalf of the University I congra...

David Wynen a FedUni star on Broadway

Friday 4 December 2015

Federation University Australia’s David Wynen, a Senior Lecturer at our Arts Academy, has been invited back to Broadway to choreograph a major tribute to Luigi, one of the leading creators of jazz dance internationally.

FedUni research ranked amongst best in the world

Friday 4 December 2015

Federation University Australia has been awarded two ‘above world standard’ rankings and eleven ‘at world standard’ rankings for research activity under the Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) scheme.

FedUni all set for Info Day on 16 December

Thursday 3 December 2015

Federation University Australia will hold its major Change Of Preference Info Day for students at its Mt Helen and Gippsland campuses on Wednesday, 16 December. To be held from 11 am to 2 pm, the Info Day will include campus tours and plenty of information on the courses we have on offer. The Info Day is designed to help guide students through the course selection proce...

Federation University Australia launches P-Tech school

Monday 30 November 2015

Federation University Australia launched its new P-Tech school at the SMB Campus, Ballarat, today, Monday, 30 November. P-Tech is an innovative, public-private partnership that provides students a clear pathway from high school to higher education to a career. The global education model co-developed by IBM forms key partnerships among schools, educators, and employers to eq...

FedUni to support Springfest Dragon Boat Regatta

Thursday 26 November 2015

Residential leaders, staff and students from Federation University Australia, New Zealand’s Victoria University Wellington (VUW) and Universidade Nacional Timor Lorosa’e (UNTL) are joining forces to participate in the Springfest Dragon Boat Race this weekend.

University releases new Strategic Plan

Thursday 26 November 2015

Federation University Australia is preparing for the future with the launch of its 2016 – 2020 Strategic Plan at the Mt Helen Campus.  “The Strategic Plan defines the goals and strategic priorities that the University considers necessary to guide development of the University to 2020,” the Chancellor, Dr Paul Hemming said. “With our five gui...

University expands its Residential Leadership Exchange Program

Wednesday 25 November 2015

Federation University Australia is pleased to welcome student residential leaders and staff from New Zealand’s Victoria University Wellington (VUW) and Universidade Nacional Timor Lorosa’e (UNTL) this week for our annual Leadership Exchange program.

Professor David Battersby appointed White Ribbon Ambassador

Monday 23 November 2015

Professor David Battersby, Vice-Chancellor of Federation University Australia, has been appointed a national White Ribbon Ambassador. White Ribbon is Australia’s only national, male led Campaign to end men’s violence against women. The campaign works through primary prevention initiatives involving awareness raising and education, and programs with youth, ...

Professor Marcia Devlin to sit on Ireland teaching awards panel

Friday 20 November 2015

Organised by Ireland's National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning, Professor Devlin will be a panellist during the teachers’ open forum presentations in Dublin on 27 November.

University welcomes Youth Allowance changes

Friday 13 November 2015

Changes to Youth Allowance eligibility will make it easier for rural and regional students to attend university, Professor David Battersby, Vice-Chancellor of Federation University Australia, said today.  

Academic in major influenza research project

Thursday 12 November 2015

A research team including a senior academic from Federation University Australia has been awarded a National Health and Medical Research Council grant to investigate a DNA influenza vaccine. Associate Professor David Piedrafita is a partner in the team with peers from RMIT University, Monash University and the World Health Organisation Collaborating Centre for Reference and Resear...

Proxy internet users the focus of new research

Thursday 12 November 2015

A new research project involving Federation University Australia is looking at internet use from a different perspective – by focusing on those who go online on behalf of others. The joint project by researchers from FedUni and Monash University has been funded by the Australian Communications Consumer Action Network. Co-investigator of the project, Dr Nic...