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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...

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...