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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...

FedUni hosts successful Blue Tie Ball

Thursday 13 October 2016

Federation University Australia has raised over $9,000 during its fifth annual Blue Tie Ball supporting beyondblue, the national depression and anxiety initiative. The event held on the eve of National Mental Health Week has become a regular fixture on the university calendar. Beyondblue is working to reduce the impact of anxiety, depression and suicide in the comm...

Vocational education and training seminar at FedUni

Wednesday 12 October 2016

The 2016 OctoberVET seminar will be held at Federation University Australia’s SMB Campus in central Ballarat on Tuesday, 18 October. For the ninth year running, the RAVE research group (Researching Adult and Vocational Education) will host the event. This event is an initiative of the Australian VET (Vocational Education and Training) Research Association. Th...

Conference to explore post-WWII economic impact in Gippsland

Wednesday 12 October 2016

The economic impact of World War II in Gippsland will be the focus of a conference at Federation University Australia’s Gippsland Campus on Saturday, 29 October. The Gippsland History conference - Post World War II Gippsland 1945-65 - will explore how a surge in economic development saw industries thrive and expand attracting new people to the area after the War ended.&...

Physical and outdoor education programs flourish at Gippsland Campus

Monday 10 October 2016

A resurgence in outdoor and physical education at Federation University Australia’s Gippsland Campus looks set to continue, with promising signs for student growth in the region. Under FedUni the campus introduced several new degrees in 2016 covering sport, outdoor and physical education. The early signs show a revival of interest, with 35 students enrolled in the first year alo...

University receives governance and policy commendation

Thursday 6 October 2016

Federation University Australia has received a highly commended recommendation in The Mindhive Award for Excellence in Governance and Policy at the Fifth Annual ATEM / Campus Review Awards. Awarded to the University’s Policy and Quality Services team, the award was in recognition of the university’s new governance portal. “On behalf of the University I woul...

Professor Marcia Devlin claims Women's Agenda Leadership Award

Wednesday 5 October 2016

Professor Marcia Devlin, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Learning and Quality) at Federation University Australia, has been presented with the Emerging Female Leader in the Government/Public Sector award in this year’s Women’s Agenda Leadership Awards.

University plays major role in children and youth partnership programs

Tuesday 4 October 2016

Federation University Australia has joined other funding partners to launch the Central Highlands Children and Youth Area Partnership (CHCYAP) Research Collaboration Post-Graduate Initiative in Ballarat.

University opens classrooms to share ideas

Thursday 29 September 2016

Federation University Australia classrooms will be open to academic staff in October as part of the university’s commitment to peer enhancement of teaching and learning.   “Peer observation is a great form of collaborative professional development which encourages us to share ideas and strategies from our classrooms with others,” Professor Marcia Devlin, De...

Michelle Zuccolo exhibition opens at Post Office Gallery

Wednesday 28 September 2016

Michelle Zuccolo, an alumni member of Federation University Australia, will present her first solo exhibition, From Flesh and Bone, at the Post Office Gallery, Ballarat, until late October. Michelle Zuccolo’s ideas have strong symbolic and religious undertones, reflecting her main interests in natural form and the human psyche. Showcasing figure and portrait s...

Professor Marcia Devlin awarded Australian Institute of Management honour

Wednesday 28 September 2016

Professor Marcia Devlin, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Learning and Quality), at Federation University Australia, has been announced as the winner of the prestigious Australian Institute of Management (AIM) Victorian Leader / Manager of the Year.

University forms international partnership to build nursing expertise

Thursday 22 September 2016

Federation University Australia has formed an exciting partnership with a Saudi Arabian hospital to further nursing and allied health expertise in both organisations. “We are delighted to partner Sultan Bin Abdulaziz Humanitarian City in Riyadh in this joint campaign,” Professor Penny Paliadelis, Executive Dean of the Faculty of Health, said. “Our Faculty h...

New carbon capture and storage laboratory opens at Gippsland Campus

Tuesday 20 September 2016

CO2CRC Limited and Federation University Australia have officially opened a new carbon capture and storage (CCS) laboratory at the University's Gippsland Campus.  Darren Chester, Minister for Infrastructure and Transport and Federal Member for Gippsland, opened this vital technology and analytical resource. The FedUni laboratory is part of the Australian CCS Researc...