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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...

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...