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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...

University continues to excel in research

Tuesday 10 November 2015

Federation University Australia has performed strongly in research this year with a large number of higher degree by research students doing exceptionally well. A total of 28 higher degree by research students enrolled at Federation University have completed their work - 18 PhDs and 10 Masters by research degrees.  “The students’ research areas a...

FedUni academic receives NHMRC research funding

Monday 9 November 2015

A senior researcher at Federation University Australia will receive funding from the National Health and Medical Research Council for two major research projects. In the first project, Professor Fadi Charchar will be a member of a cross-university research team investigating neural control of renin expression by microRNA in hypertension. The research team, which...

University hosts successful Blue Tie Ball

Thursday 5 November 2015

Federation University Australia raised more than $9000 during its fourth annual Blue Tie Ball, raising both awareness and funds for beyondblue, the national depression and anxiety initiative.

University to work with Wimmera Uniting Care to continue childcare services

Sunday 1 November 2015

Federation University Australia will work closely with Wimmera Uniting Care in the weeks ahead to maintain childcare services in Horsham following Sunday's fire at the University Early Learning Centre at the Wimmera Campus.

FedUni academics receive ARC grant for mathematics research

Friday 30 October 2015

Academics from Federation University have been awarded nearly $200,000 by the Australian Research Council for a major mathematics research project. This project, delivered through the Discovery Projects Scheme, seeks to advance a new mathematical theory of variational analysis which may lead to applications in optimisation. Mathematical optimisation consists of maximisi...

FedUni signs agreement with Gippsland Catholic secondary schools

Wednesday 28 October 2015

Federation University Australia, the Diocese of Sale Catholic Education Office and its seven secondary schools have signed a five-year Memorandum of Understanding to work together on a range of common goals.

University to launch FedPride Strategy

Wednesday 21 October 2015

Federation University Australia’s FedPride Strategy will be launched at the Mt Helen and Gippsland Campuses on Wednesday, 21 October. The theme of the Strategy is ‘A place where we belong’ and both campuses will be flying the rainbow flag as an indicator of support for the LGBTIQ community.  “As an inclusive university, we are committed to r...

Gippsland Campus to host Engineering Forum

Tuesday 20 October 2015

Federation University Australia will host an Engineering Industry Pathways Forum at the Gippsland Campus on Friday, 23 October. The event will celebrate the commitment of FedUni, Federation Training and other industry partners to engineering in the region. It will commence with a presentation by first-year engineering students on their solution to the Engineers ...

FedUni announces new Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Research and Innovation

Monday 19 October 2015

Federation University Australia is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Leigh Sullivan to the position of Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation).  He succeeds Professor Frank Stagnitti, who retires in December this year.  Professor Sullivan is currently Dean of Graduate Studies at Southern Cross University and Professor of GeoScie...

FedUni tops six Victorian quality rankings

Monday 19 October 2015

Federation University Australia has been ranked the best university in Victoria in six important areas, according to recent Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching data.  The data, based on the responses of current undergraduate students, sees FedUni achieving the top results in six out of 12 indices. No other Victorian university achieved as many firsts in th...

Bachelor of Arts announced for Wimmera Campus

Friday 16 October 2015

Federation University Australia is pleased to announce it will offer a Bachelor of Arts program at its Wimmera Campus in 2016. The new program will be a partnership between FedUni and the Wimmera community to extend educational options for young people in the region. “The program aims to bring another higher education option closer to communities where remotenes...

FedUni excels in Quality in Learning and Teaching ranking

Friday 16 October 2015

Federation University Australia has achieved a series of stunning results in the Federal Government’s latest Quality in Learning and Teaching data. The rankings of programs within Australian universities reveal FedUni’s strong performances, particularly in engineering and information technology. “It is testimony to our teaching staff and students that ...

Students to be recognised for sports, leadership and volunteering

Thursday 15 October 2015

More than 100 Federation University Australia students will be recognised for outstanding effort in Student Sports, Leadership and Volunteering on Monday, 19 October. This year FedUni students already have contributed over 2000 hours of service to the community across a range of organisations and projects, and taken part in more than 1000 hours of Leadership Development activities...

New e-Mental Health platform offers free mental health resources

Thursday 15 October 2015

A new e-mental health platform created by the Centre of Biopsychosocial and eHealth Research and Innovation (CBeRI) at Federation University Australia offers an extensive range of free resources to assist the Australian community in enhancing their mental health and wellbeing.

Rural Matters Symposium coming to Gippsland Campus

Wednesday 14 October 2015

A major symposium on medical care within regional Victoria will be held at Federation University Australia’s Gippsland Campus on Friday, 27 November. The symposium is being run in conjunction with the Latrobe Regional Hospital Critical Care Unit. Rural Matters: Gippsland Acute Care Symposium will hear from several leading experts on a wide range of medical and hea...

Student Futures Program shortlisted for AFR Higher Education Award

Wednesday 14 October 2015

Federation University Australia is delighted to be one of four national universities to be shortlisted for an AFR Higher Education Award for its Student Futures Program.   The Equity and Opportunity award, to be presented by the Australian Financial Review, will be announced on 27 October. “The University is extremely pleased and honoured that our Stud...

Hebei University and FedUni announce joint program

Wednesday 14 October 2015

Hebei University of Science and Technology (HUST) and Federation University Australia have launched a major joint program in Environmental Science in Shijiazhuang, China. “This marks a significant step forward in the University’s teaching delivery China, and builds upon the recent opening of the FedUni Beijing office in China,” Professor Todd Walker, Deputy Vic...

FedUni artist comes in from the cold

Tuesday 13 October 2015

Jennifer Murray's new art exhibition, Hyperborean Tales, is on show now at the Switchback Gallery at Federation University Australia's Gippsland Campus. Jennifer is a Masters candidate at the University's Gippsland Centre for Art and Design and a painter of miniature images. Her Masters project explores the imagery of cold climates, focussing on places in th...

FedUni academics to conduct injury survey for AFL

Thursday 8 October 2015

Two academics from Federation University Australia have received a grant from the AFL to conduct an innovative survey into injury prevention. Dr Alex Donaldson and Dr Scott Talpey have received $23,148 from the AFL Research Board to conduct a survey of the lower limb injury prevention knowledge, attitudes and behaviours of community Australian football coaches in the 2016 season.

FedUni charity event puts depression in the spotlight

Thursday 8 October 2015

Federation University Australia will host its fourth annual Blue Tie Ball on Saturday, 24 October, to raise funds for beyondblue, the national depression and anxiety initiative. The announcement coincides with the recent release of a new report by FedUni lecturer Liz Temple, showing rural Australians are more likely to suffer from depression than their city counterparts. ...

Sir Albert Coates Oration to be hosted by FedUni

Thursday 8 October 2015

Dr Lachlan Grant, Historian at the Australian War Memorial, has been announced as Guest Speaker at this year’s Sir Albert Coates Oration at Federation University Australia. The Oration will held at the University’s SMB Campus on Thursday, 22 October. Dr Grant joined the Australian War Memorial in 2011 as a Historian in the Military History Section. He previo...