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University major contributor to energy efficiency program

Friday 12 June 2015

“The aim of this project is to enable carers and their clients to increase energy efficiency in their own homes, reduce energy bills and also improve home comfort,” David Lynch, Chief Investigator, Federation University Australia, said. 

Students awarded Graduate Women Victoria Scholarships

Thursday 11 June 2015

Three students from Federation University Australia have been successful in the 2015 Graduate Women Victoria Scholarship Program. Lyndel Ward has won the Marilyn Godley Scholarship ($5000) for an Indigenous undergraduate student. Rainbow Silvertree won the Bursary ($3000) for Fourth Year Honours/Graduate Diploma students. Ariana Hostnjak won the Kathleen Mu...

Professor Westbrooke awarded national honour

Monday 8 June 2015

Emeritus Professor Martin Westbrooke said today he was honoured and delighted to be awarded an OAM (Medal of the Order of Australia in the General Division) in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

Professor Battersby awarded national honour

Monday 8 June 2015

Professor David Battersby, Vice-Chancellor of Federation University Australia, said today he was honoured but humbled to be awarded an AM (Member of the Order of Australia in the General Division) in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

Professor Marcia Devlin to speak at major UK event

Thursday 4 June 2015

The University’s Professor Marcia Devlin, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Learning and Quality) and Professor of Learning Enhancement, has been invited to speak at a prestigious higher education event in London this month. Professor Devlin is one of only six internationally renowned speakers to be invited to speak at the fiftieth anniversary event of the London-based Society for Researc...

First book on largest travel segment edited by FedUni researcher

Tuesday 2 June 2015

Visiting friends and relatives (VFR) travel is the largest form of travel, representing 48 per cent of Australia’s tourism market by visitor numbers.  Leading international publisher of tourism education books, Channel View (UK) has just published the first book on the subject, lead edited by Associate Professor Elisa Backer of Federation University Australia. ...

University welcomes national Science and Research Priorities

Thursday 28 May 2015

Research undertaken at Federation University Australia is well placed to meet the new national Science and Research Priorities and contribute to the national benefit, according to Professor Frank Stagnitti, the University’s Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation).

Nature education expert to advise FedUni academics

Thursday 28 May 2015

Renowned international expert Claire Warden will assist Federation University Australia over the next few months on nature pedadogy and how children can learn to embrace the natural world.  Claire Warden’s presentations coincide with the continuation of the Nature Pedagogy program in Education and Arts. “The University is delighted that Claire has agreed to take ...

University introduces education support program

Tuesday 26 May 2015

Federation University Australia has introduced a new program at Gippsland that enables some disadvantaged students to pursue higher education programs in the Arts Education and Humanities fields.  

Dhaka student awarded PhD at FedUni graduation

Monday 25 May 2015

Federation University Australia’s Mosfeka Jomaraty completed a major goal recently with the completion of her PhD thesis at our Mt Helen Campus. Dr Jomaraty, originally from Dhaka, Bangladesh, was delighted to continue her study at FedUni following her move to Australia. “In Dhaka I worked as Assistant Professor in Department of Management Studies at ...

Research training review will assist FedUni

Thursday 21 May 2015

A new review of research training by the Australian Council of Learned Academies will benefit Federation University Australia and other regional universities, according to Vice-Chancellor, Professor David Battersby. The review was announced by The Hon Christopher Pyne, Federal Minister for Education and Training, this week. “This review will be a great opportunity for FedUn...

University signs agreement with Tristar Aviation

Wednesday 20 May 2015

Federation University Australia will provide training and support to Tristar Aviation following the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the two organisations this week. “The University is delighted that we will now be collaborating with Tristar to provide education and training services relevant to the aviation industry,” Jason Giri, Head of the School of ...

FedUni a joint convenor of international Gallipoli conference

Monday 18 May 2015

Federation University Australia’s Collaborative Research Centre in Australian History (CRCAH) and its Director, Professor Keir Reeves, will co-convene a major international Gallipoli conference led by Monash and Turkey’s Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart Universities.

Creativity and innovation on show at Science and Engineering Challenge

Friday 15 May 2015

Engineering a solution to technological problems requires teamwork, creativity and innovation and these will be on show in abundance at the sixth annual Ballarat Science and Engineering Challenge at Federation University Australia on Tuesday, 19 May.

New ceramics exhibition at Gippsland

Wednesday 13 May 2015

A collection of ceramics in honour of a former student will be exhibited at Federation University Australia’s Gippsland Campus from next week.   The Jan Feder Memorial Collection was chosen by former ceramics lecturer Dr Owen Rye and will be exhibited at the Switchback Gallery from 20 May until 9 July. Many of these pieces are works of national and inter...

New game launched to heighten environmental education

Wednesday 13 May 2015

An innovative game to explore the range of futures open to the pastoral industry within a carbon economy has been launched by Federation University Australia. The game, Narmboolville, is based on the Sovereign Hill property Narmbool, 15 km south east of Ballarat. It brings together environmental science, accounting and information technology and is the culmination of a two-year re...

University unveils new place names at Mt Helen Campus

Tuesday 12 May 2015

Federation University Australia has announced the opening of more than 20 new place names and roads at the Mt Helen Campus. All of the new names have been drawn from prominent individuals who contributed to the formation and development of the university over many years.  “These new place names honour the many leading citizens who in some way contributed to the creatio...

FedUni Children's Centres celebrating National Families Week

Tuesday 12 May 2015

National Families Week (15 – 21 May) celebrates the vital role families play in Australian society. To celebrate and support the week, FedUni Children’s Centres will run a week-long education program that focuses on three key themes of Belonging, Identity and Community. “In 2014 our centres celebrated the 20th anniversary of the International Year of t...

Books launched by Australian history researchers

Tuesday 12 May 2015

Researchers from Federation University Australia and its Collaborative Research Centre in Australian History (CRCAH) have released a range of major books in the past month covering many areas of historical study.

Community bushfire conference to return

Monday 11 May 2015

Capitalising on the success of the 2014 Living with Bushfire community conference, event organisers have announced the event will continue in 2015. Federation University Australia’s Gippsland Campus in Churchill will again host the event, with conference dates set for Friday 9 and Saturday 10 October. Dr Harry Ballis, Head of Campus, said organisers were ...

University presents Foundation Scholarships

Thursday 7 May 2015

Federation University Australia is honoured to present Foundation Scholarships to twelve deserving students at the Mt Helen Campus today, Thursday, 7 May. The Scholarships, which are 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 c...

Wimmera Campus to host child safety symposium

Tuesday 5 May 2015

A major symposium on supporting vulnerable children and families will be held at Federation University Australia’s Wimmera Campus on Thursday, 4 June. Entitled Building Blocks Together, the symposium will be run in partnership with FedUni, Horsham Rural City Council, Wimmera Uniting Care and Department of Health and Human Services. “At this symposium parti...

FedUni students raise funds for Nepal

Tuesday 5 May 2015

Federation University Australia student Jody Dontje spent a month volunteering in a school in Nepal last December and was struck by the beauty of the country and people. When the tragic effects of the recent earthquake were reported, Jody’s first thought was of how she could help out. Having remained in contact with the Shauna Rose Kaufman Foundation, with whom she ha...

One Small Thing Conference launched at FedUni

Monday 4 May 2015

The University’s FedUni Student Leadership Program is seeking inspirational speakers and facilitators to contribute to a two-day student leadership conference on 17 and 18 September. “Taking place at the Mt Helen Campus, and based around the idea that small things can make a huge difference to people’s lives, the One Small Thing Conference will bring together stu...

Hundreds ready to graduate from Mt Helen Campus

Friday 1 May 2015

Up to 1200 students will graduate from Federation University Australia’s Mt Helen Campus in seven ceremonies from Monday, 4 May.  “The University always looks forward to our graduation ceremonies and the special memories they create,” Professor David Battersby, Vice-Chancellor, said. “We congratulate all of our graduating students an...

University takes part in International Jazz Day

Wednesday 29 April 2015

For the third year in a row, FedUni's Advanced Diploma of Live Production students, FedUni-Live, are producing a live jazz event, registered online as part of UNESCO's International Jazz Day.

University alliance signals global learning opportunity

Tuesday 28 April 2015

Staff and students at opposite sides of the world are set to benefit from a pioneering antipodean alliance between the University of the Highlands and Islands and Federation University Australia. The two regionally based education institutions have a lot in common despite their distance apart, as University of the Highlands and Islands principal and vice-chancellor, Professor Cliv...

University researcher in major bacteria study

Monday 27 April 2015

A recently published study by an international team of researchers including Dr Andrew Greenhill from Federation University Australia has shed more light on the composition and diversity of bacterial communities residing in the gut of humans. These bacteria, known as the gut microbiota, are important for health. However, it appears that modern lifestyle depletes the gut’s collec...

Regional university students have high gambling rates, claims new research

Wednesday 22 April 2015

“Regional students appear to be at increased risk of particular factors, such as social isolation, boredom and loneliness, which may increase rates of mental health issues, and potentially involvement in gambling,” Dr Rob Townsend from the Faculty of Education and Arts said.

Golden Key reception to be held at Mt Helen Campus

Wednesday 22 April 2015

Federation University Australia’s 2015 Golden Key New Members Reception will be held this, Friday, 24 April, at the University’s Mt Helen Campus. Commencing at the Caro Centre at 6.00 pm, the reception will include the induction of more than 360 new members. New members to be inducted include Dr Sam Henson, Head of our Ballarat Campuses; Dr David Waldron, Le...