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New students prepare to start at Berwick Campus

Thursday 16 February 2017

A new generation of students will start university life at Federation University Australia’s Berwick Campus as organisers prepare to welcome them for Orientation Week from 20 to 24 February.  

FedUni to introduce Certificate in Individual Support

Thursday 16 February 2017

Federation University Australia is pleased to announce it will introduce a Certificate Three in Individual Support at its Mt Helen Campus in March. The new qualification will be ideal for anyone interested in aged care, community support or disability care. “The program will be offered three days a week with work placements arranged by us to ensure students receive the...

Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove opens new Student Commons

Thursday 16 February 2017

The Governor-General of Australia, Sir Peter Cosgrove, has opened Federation University Australia’s new Student Commons at the Mt Helen Campus. “The University is honoured that the Governor-General, Sir Peter Cosgrove, agreed to visit the University and open our new Student Commons,” Professor Andy Smith, Acting Vice-Chancellor, said. “The Commons wil...

Finalists announced for GNAP17 at FedUni Arts Academy

Thursday 9 February 2017

Fourteen finalists have been announced for the third biennial $20,000 Guirguis New Art Prize (GNAP). The strong field of 2017 finalists includes Abdul Abdullah and Jumaadi from New South Wales; Joel Arthur and Peter Vandermark from Australian Capital Territory; Julia McInerney and Julia Robinson from South Australia; Brian Robinson from Queensland; Erin Coates and Alistair Rowe from W...

New vision for regional arts to be launched at University

Monday 6 February 2017

A powerful essay about the future of regional arts in Australia will be launched at Federation University Australia on 20 and 21 February.  The launches will take place on successive days at the University's Arts Academy in Ballarat and the Gippsland Campus. Prolific Australian opera and theatre director Lindy Hume will speak to the current Australian regi...

FedUni pop-up centres coming to a town near you

Monday 6 February 2017

Federation University Australia is rolling out its summer ‘pop-up centres’ at towns and cities across Victoria to provide assistance and advice for people wanting to commence study in 2017.

University to host international mechatronics conference

Thursday 2 February 2017

Federation University Australia will host the 2017 IEEE – ICM International Conference on Mechatronics at the Gippsland Campus on 13 – 15 February. “This leading international conference will explore the latest developments in mechatronics around the world,” conference co-chair Professor Yousef Ibrahim said. “It will bring together industry rese...

University to host international learning in later life conference

Wednesday 1 February 2017

A series of international conferences about learning in later life will commence in Ballarat at Federation University Australia from Tuesday, 14 February.   The three conferences, all part of the Getting of Wisdom Exchange, will also be held in Melbourne and New Zealand. “The conferences have attracted some of the best-known international researchers in the field from ten ...

FedUni Masters student shares lessons on China

Monday 30 January 2017

For Berwick business owner and FedUni Masters student Warren Jenkins, a visit to China proved to be a trip of a lifetime.  The owner of Design Unity, Warren is currently completing a Masters of Business Administration at Federation University Australia’s Gippsland Campus. He became passionate about China after a two-week exchange program at Dalian University and r...

FedUni to research medical emergency management in sporting clubs

Tuesday 24 January 2017

Researchers from Federation University Australia have been awarded a Victorian Government grant to research medical emergency management and the use of defibrillators in sporting environments. Sudden cardiac arrest can occur in people of all ages – and it is a leading cause of sport-related fatalities. A rapid emergency response, with automated external defibrillators (AEDs)...

FedUni new naming rights sponsor for Gippsland Business Awards

Monday 23 January 2017

Federation University Australia has signed a three-year deal as the new naming rights sponsor of the Gippsland Business Awards. The new sponsorship arrangement will see FedUni’s Business School partner the Gippsland Business Awards Committee to launch the 2017 Federation Business School Gippsland Business Awards. Associate Professor Bob O’Shea, Executive Dean of ...

University records Victoria-best increase in applications

Wednesday 18 January 2017

Federation University Australia has recorded a 16 per cent rise in first preference applications, the largest percentage rise of any Victorian university this year, according to VTAC figures released today.

Federation University Australia appoints new Artistic Director

Tuesday 17 January 2017

Federation University Australia has announced that Bryce Ives, a renowned artistic leader with extensive experience in strategic planning and community development, will be the new Director of the Arts Academy Ballarat and Gippsland Centre of Arts and Design (GCAD).  

FedUni researchers to put new year's resolution to the test

Thursday 5 January 2017

Researchers from Federation University Australia are putting the popular new year’s resolution of getting fit and healthy to the test. Tourism experts from FedUni Australia together with sports researchers at Deakin University are examining the relationship between health, fitness and the extent to which it influences people's decision to travel to keep fit. The fi...

Korumburra secondary school graduate wins FedUni scholarship

Wednesday 4 January 2017

Korumburra Secondary School graduate Nicholas Mann is a little closer to achieving his goal of making it big in business thanks to a $5,000 Federation University Australia Year 12 Scholarship. Nicholas accepted the offer to study a Bachelor of Business at Federation University and he will be among the first students to study at FedUni’s new Berwick campus when it opens its doors...

Funding announced for new sports pavilion at Gippsland Campus

Tuesday 20 December 2016

Federation University Australia has welcomed the Victorian Government funding announcement of $650,000 for the construction of the Latrobe City Synthetic Sports Field pavilion. The $1.3 million project to be constructed on FedUni’s Gippsland Campus is a partnership between the Victorian Government, Latrobe City Council, Federation University Australia and the Latrobe Valley Hock...

El Nino driven cyclones set to increase in the Pacific

Tuesday 20 December 2016

Tropical cyclones in the Pacific Ocean off Australia's east coast will increase by up to 40 per cent during future El Nino events, according to new research led by Dr Savin Chand of Federation University Australia.

FedUni to support business in new accelerator program

Sunday 18 December 2016

Federation University Australia has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the State Government as part of an initiative to support start-ups and entrepreneurs in regional Victoria. The Regional Accelerator Program, led by La Trobe University, is a partnership with FedUni, Deakin University and the State Government aiming to harness bright minds in regional Victoria to boost ...

Everything ready for FedUni Info Day

Friday 9 December 2016

Federation University Australia will hold its major Change Of Preference Info Day for students at its Mt Helen, Gippsland and Berwick campuses on Wednesday, 14 December. To be held from 11 am to 2 pm, the Info Day will include campus tours and plenty of information on the courses the university has on offer. “By choosing FedUni, new students will find a university that believes...

University hosts successful Outreach program for secondary schools

Thursday 8 December 2016

Federation University Australia has held another popular FedUni Schools Outreach camp for visiting Year Eight students over the past fortnight.  More than 200 students from 11 secondary schools visited FedUni’s Ballarat campuses to get first-hand experience of the many opportunities available at university. “We greatly enjoyed hosting the many secondary scho...

Federation University Australia appoints new Vice-Chancellor

Tuesday 6 December 2016

The Council of Federation University Australia today announced that Professor Helen Bartlett has been appointed as its next Vice-Chancellor, commencing in May 2017. Professor Bartlett has had an international career in Higher Education with senior leadership roles in Health and Social Sciences at Universities in the UK, Hong Kong and Australia. Currently President and Chief Executive...

Richard Dazeley named ICT Educator of the Year

Tuesday 6 December 2016

Federation University Australia’s Dr Richard Dazeley has been named as the ICT Educator of the Year at the prestigious 2016 ACS Digital Disruptors Awards. “The award recognises Dr Dazeley’s outstanding work in leading our innovative and exciting renewal of the Bachelor of Information Technology,” Dr Jason Giri, Head of the School of Engineering and Information ...

FedUni to host end of year graduation ceremonies

Monday 5 December 2016

Federation University Australia’s end of year graduations will be held at the Mt Helen Campus this week. Ceremonies for more than 600 students will be held at 10.30 am and 3.30 pm on Wednesday, 7 December, and Thursday, 8 December, at Founders Theatre. Science and technology students will graduate on the Wednesday morning followed by TAFE, Education and Arts, and Healt...

New project tackles social isolation among elderly in Latrobe City

Monday 5 December 2016

Professor Philip Taylor of Federation University Australia has joined the Project Reference Group established by the Commissioner for Senior Victorians to guide the implementation of the Strengthening Seniors’ Inclusion and Participation in Local Communities (SSIP) project.

FedUni confirmed as Elite Athlete Friendly University

Monday 5 December 2016

Federation University Australia has been confirmed as an Elite Athlete Friendly University following the signing of an agreement with the Australian Sports Commission. As part of the agreement, the University will develop and implement support systems for elite athlete enrolment, courses and assessment.  “Through this exciting agreement, the University will collab...

New healthcare programs to be offered at Wimmera Campus

Monday 5 December 2016

Federation University Australia is pleased to announce it will offer the Certificate Three in Individual Support and the Diploma of Nursing at the Wimmera Campus next year. The new programs are in response to the skills shortage in the sector as demand across the Grampians region for skilled health care practitioners is predicted to reach 5000 positions by 2020. “Stron...

FedUni Professor receives major NHMRC funding

Sunday 4 December 2016

Professor Fadi Charchar, a senior researcher at Federation University Australia, will receive funding from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) for a major research project on ‘Y chromosome mechanisms in coronary artery disease’.

University leads Global Lake Workshop Program

Friday 2 December 2016

Federation University Australia’s Professor Peter Gell and colleagues from the United Kingdom have been successful in securing support for a third workshop under the Aquatic Transitions working group of the Future Earth program Past Global Changes (PAGES).

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...