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FedUni Living receives prestigious Australian University Teaching Award

Friday 2 December 2016

The Live > Learn > Lead (LLL) program at  Federation University Australia has received a major award at The 2016 Australian Awards for University Teaching acknowledging quality teaching practices and outstanding contributions to student learning.

Platypus venom could hold key to diabetes treatment

Thursday 1 December 2016

Research from Federation University Australia has played an important role in a possible new treatment for type two diabetes  The findings reveal that evolutionary changes to insulin regulation in two of the nation's most iconic native animal species – the platypus and the echidna – could pave the way for new diabetes treatments. The findings, now publis...

FedUni to celebrate students in Clemente program

Monday 28 November 2016

Federation University Australia’s Clemente program in Gippsland will hold a celebration for its students on Tuesday, 29 November. To be held at the Waratah Training Restaurant at Federation Training, Gippsland from 4.30 to 6.00 pm, the event will acknowledge the support provided to Clemente students by learning partners and community organisations. “Our Clemente ...

New research will help sports plan new programs

Monday 28 November 2016

New research on sport participation rates will enable associations and clubs to develop new programs to attract more participants, particularly among females. Associate Professor Rochelle Eime from Federation University Australia was a key member of a joint project that discovered men and boys participate in organised sport at twice the rate of women and girls across 11 sports. ...

Federation University Australia launches Research Priority Areas

Monday 28 November 2016

Federation University Australia has announced research priority areas aimed at expanding the university’s research potential. “The University is committed to expanding our research capability throughout all of our campuses,” Professor Leigh Sullivan, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation), said. “We are focused on establishing research priorities tha...

Vocational education and training research attracts strong interest

Thursday 24 November 2016

A national project on teachers and trainers in the vocational education and training (VET) sector by Federation University Australia researchers is gathering momentum as it enters its final stages. This project, led by Professor Erica Smith and including Federation Business School researcher Jackie Tuck, has attracted a huge amount of interest with many teachers, trainers and training...

New Director for the Centre for Gippsland Studies appointed

Tuesday 22 November 2016

Federation University Australia has appointed Professor Erik Eklund as its new Director of the Gippsland Studies Centre. Professor Eklund has recently returned to Australia after a term as the Keith Cameron Professor of Australian History at University College Dublin, Ireland. “We are starting an ambitious new agenda for the Centre. The University Library has taken car...

Marcia Devlin to sit on Hong Kong international panel

Monday 21 November 2016

Federation University Australia’s Professor Marcia Devlin will visit Hong Kong this month as a Specialist at the invitation of the Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications.

FedUni academic to launch new book at Ararat

Thursday 17 November 2016

Professor Ian D. Clark from Federation University Australia will launch his new book, 'We Are All of One Blood': A History of the Djabwurrung Aboriginal People of Western Victoria, 1836-1901, at Ararat Regional Art Gallery from 1.00 pm, Friday, 18 November.

Professor Marcia Devlin to host student equity discussion

Wednesday 16 November 2016

Federation University Australia’s Professor Marcia Devlin will host a ‘pop up panel’ discussion on student equity at the National Press Club in Canberra later this month. This panel is part of the Facilitating an Innovative Future through Equity initiative being hosted by the National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education. Professor Devlin, Deputy V...

Historic agreement signed with Taizhou University

Wednesday 16 November 2016

Federation University Australia will sign a major Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Taizhou University China in a ceremony at the Gippsland Campus this week. Both universities recognise the value of international cooperation and have entered into a MoU to collaborate in academic exchange programs, teaching activities and research on the basis of mutual benefit.  

Inaugural Executive Dean of Graduate Studies appointed

Tuesday 15 November 2016

Federation University Australia’s Professor Caroline Finch has been appointed the University’s inaugural Executive Dean of Graduate Studies. “Professor Finch has a stellar research track record, and has received National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) funding continuously for an extended period,” Professor Leigh Sullivan, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Re...

Gippsland Campus to host Asset Management Workshop

Monday 14 November 2016

Federation University Australia and the Gippsland Chapter of the Asset Management Council will host an Asset Management Workshop on Wednesday, 23 November. The workshop, Asset Management, Maintenance and Reliability Engineering, will be held at the Gippsland Campus Auditorium, Building 3E/121-123, Northways Road, Churchill, from 1.30 to 5.00 pm. It will be supported by IPWEA...

FedUni academic publishes controversial skills research

Thursday 10 November 2016

New research about the nature of skill in work has been released this week by Professor Erica Smith of Federation University Australia. The controversial research challenges conventional views about skills and highlights the hidden skills in jobs traditionally dismissed as unskilled or low-skilled.  Professor Smith’s work has been published in Britain this week in...

FedUni to establish new Support Centre in the heart of Kuala Lumpur

Monday 7 November 2016

Major step forward for well-known Australian education provider in Malaysia Federation University Australia is proud to announce it will open its new Support Centre in Kuala Lumpur on Monday, 7 November. The centre – to be named Federation University Australia Support Centre – will offer the kind of guidance, mentoring and associated support to ...

University researchers receive Discovery Project funding

Wednesday 2 November 2016

Senior researchers from Federation University Australia will play a major role in a new Discovery Project funded by the Australian Research Council. The University’s Associate Professor Jacqueline Wilson and Professor Keir Reeves have both been named as Chief Investigators on a Discovery Project led by Monash University. The project, ‘Rights in records by design&...

FedUni awarded three new NPP research projects

Wednesday 2 November 2016

Federation University Australia is set to play a key role in three new National Priorities Pool (NPP) research projects. “Working with partners in the Regional Universities Network and other universities and entities, FedUni is committed to research throughout regional Victoria and beyond,” Professor Marcia Devlin, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Learning and Quality), said. ...

Two new scholarships announced by sports injury research centre

Tuesday 1 November 2016

The University's Australian Collaboration for Research into Injury in Sport and its Prevention (ACRISP), part of the International Olympic Committee medical research network, is pleased to announce two new industry-partnered PhD scholarships are open for applications.  

University announces scholarships for child and family research

Monday 31 October 2016

Federation University Australia and the Central Highlands and Inner Gippsland Children and Youth Area Partnership Research Collaborations have announced eight fully funded PhD scholarships in their regions to commence next February.

End of Year Exhibition opening in November

Wednesday 26 October 2016

Federation University Australia will present ‘EYE’ - End of Year Exhibition 2016 at the Mining Exchange, Ballarat, in November. This year marks the fifteenth anniversary of the Arts Academy being situated in the centre of Ballarat and the fifteenth incarnation of EYE. “This exhibition showcases an exciting array of exciting contemporary art and design work from fina...

New scholarship announced by sport injury research centre

Tuesday 25 October 2016

The Australian Collaboration for Research into Injury in Sport and its Prevention, based at Federation University Australia, has announced a new domestic PhD scholarship is available in injury epidemiology.

Registrations open for FedUni rural affairs symposium

Tuesday 25 October 2016

Federation University Australia, together with Latrobe Regional Hospital and supported by Australian College of Critical Nurses, will once again jointly host the widely attended Rural Matters Gippsland Acute Care Symposium on Friday, 25 November.

University shines at Telstra Business Women's Network

Monday 24 October 2016

Federation University Australia has performed extremely well in this year's Telstra Business Women’s Awards with two finalists and one award winner being associated with the University. 

Book by FedUni academic nominated for Prime Minister's Award

Friday 21 October 2016

A book on the artist Tom Roberts by Julie Cotter, an Art and Design Lecturer at Federation University Australia, has been shortlisted for the Prime Minister’s Award for Non-Fiction.   In Tom Roberts and the Art of Portraiture, Julie Cotter examines the portraits by the Australian impressionist artist Tom Roberts focusing upon the extraordinary range of subject...

FedUni's Jamie McDonald makes list of top 50 national marketers

Friday 21 October 2016

Federation University Australia’s Jamie McDonald has been named one of the nation’s most innovative marketers in this year’s CMO50 awards. Chief Marketing Officers from across all sectors, including retail, hospitality, banking, arts and entertainment, were included in this year's top 50. FedUni was the only regional university listed and one of very few regional...

FedUni supports innovation in action

Friday 21 October 2016

Federation University Australia is pleased to congratulate Professor Michael Aitken on winning the prestigious Prime Minister's Prize for Innovation this week. Professor Aitken is a member of the Capital Markets Cooperative Research Centre (CMCRC). The Prize for Innovation acknowledges his information technology and market know-how in making improvements within emerging health mar...

Wimmera Campus launches new learning hub and library

Thursday 20 October 2016

Federation University Australia has launched a new eLearning Hub and Library Study Hub at the Wimmera Campus.  The new site will greatly enhance the study and research option of the University’s regional students. “The eLearning Hub continues FedUni’s focus on developing teaching spaces and implementing technological infrastructure that supports innova...

FedUni welcomes confirmation of Berwick Campus

Monday 17 October 2016

Federation University Australia has welcomed official confirmation that it will be able to offer courses at the Berwick Campus from next year. The Federal Government announcement will allow FedUni to offer 15 programs from next year. The University will take full responsibility for the campus from Monash University in 2018. “This announcement is the culmination of intense work ...

FedUni researcher calls for better safeguards against internet trolls

Monday 17 October 2016

Identifying what motivates individuals to engage in internet trolling is the focus of an Australian-first study led by Federation University Australia. The study discovered trolling behaviours stem from a feeling of fulfilment by creating social mayhem and disruption, also known as negative social potency. The work comes as psychology experts at Federation University Austral...

University excels in WorldSkills competition

Thursday 13 October 2016

Federation University Australia students have excelled once again in the annual WorldSkills Australia National Competition. A total of 10 FedUni apprentices from Ballarat and the Wimmera competed in 10 categories in the competition with five awarded medals at the ceremony in Melbourne last week. One apprentice – Trystan Sammut was awarded a gold medal in bricklaying. T...