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Latrobe City and Federation Uni join forces to bolster local arts scene

Tuesday 18 May 2021

Federation University Australia and Latrobe City Council are working together to develop a thriving performing arts scene in the Gippsland region.  The partnership was launched with a new Federation University short course – Presence and Presentation – to help people improve their public presentation skills.  Held over 15 and 16 May at the Latrobe Perfo...

Federation University welcomes the 'start-up year'

Monday 17 May 2021

Federation University Australia welcomes the Federal Opposition’s focus on driving entrepreneurship and innovation in Australia, as outlined in Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese’s budget reply speech on Thursday.

Federation University welcomes budget investment in training and innovation

Wednesday 12 May 2021

Federation University Australia welcomes the Federal Government’s investment in skills, training, education, health, aged care and innovation in the 2021-22 Federal Budget. The skills shortage is a significant challenge facing regional areas, and Federation University and Federation TAFE work closely with local employers to ensure our graduates have the skills they need. ...

Research examines how to identify and improve Covid-19 vaccine effectiveness

Wednesday 12 May 2021

A new research partnership between Federation University and Ballarat Health Service (BHS) will examine how COVID-19 vaccines work within the body, and how the rate of effectiveness can be improved in those who do not develop antibodies to facilitate resistance to the disease. 

Kidney gene discovery unlocks door to high blood pressure answers

Friday 7 May 2021

Federation University Australia is part of an international team of scientists that have discovered kidney genes responsible for high blood pressure, paving the way for new opportunities to treat the disease.

Federation University ends 2020 financially sound despite COVID

Wednesday 5 May 2021

Federation University Australia ended 2020 with a positive balance sheet and whole new approach to student learning, overcoming the challenge of the COVID-19 pandemic. Federation University’s Vice-Chancellor, Professor Duncan Bentley joined the university in the middle of Victoria’s second lockdown and said prudent and collaborative financial and organisational management ...

Trade excellence on show

Tuesday 27 April 2021

The most skilled, up-and-coming tradespeople from across Ballarat and the Wimmera will come together tomorrow in preparation for this year’s WorldSkills Australia National Championships and Skills Show in August.

Federation to build Australian-first renewable energy training tower

Tuesday 27 April 2021

Federation University Australia is set to build Australia’s first wind turbine training tower in Ballarat. The tender for construction of the 23-metre tower has been released, with construction expected to start on the Mt Helen campus by July. The tower has been designed with ladders and safety equipment that will give students real-world experience when training to wo...

Federation University ranked in top 200 worldwide for sustainable development goals

Tuesday 27 April 2021

Federation University has been ranked in the top 200 of higher education institutions in the world for its overall Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) impact.   Federation’s positive impact has been recognised internationally in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Impact Rankings. The THE Impact Rankings are the only global performance tables that as...

Performing arts students reclaim 2021 live theatre with original show

Wednesday 21 April 2021

Graduating Federation University third year Bachelor of Performing Arts students have drawn from the extended lockdown of COVID-19 for their exciting new show of original works commencing this Thursday.

Ballarat graduates celebrate

Monday 19 April 2021

Federation University graduates will be able to celebrate face-to-face at the first in-person graduation ceremonies in more than a year. Students who could not attend graduation ceremonies in 2020 due to COVID-19 will join new graduates for a series of small graduation ceremonies across Federation’s campuses. Ceremonies will be held in Ballarat from today until 23 Apri...

More than a grain of truth in new Fed Uni food and fibre grant

Tuesday 13 April 2021

Three Federation University Australia researchers have been awarded $260,000 from the federal Department of Agriculture, Water and Environment to further research into the traceability of the Australian grain export supply chain.

Workshop brings lessons of the stage to everyday life

Monday 12 April 2021

Federation University’s Arts Academy has launched a new short course that uses decades of performing arts experience to help those wanting to improve their public presentation skills. The two-day workshop Presence and Presentation will be held at the Latrobe Performing Arts Centre on 15 and 16 May. Led by Associate Professor Rick Chew and acclaimed a...

Fed Uni graduations - A time to celebrate

Monday 12 April 2021

Federation University graduates will be able to celebrate face-to-face at the first in-person graduation ceremonies in more than a year. Students who could not attend graduation ceremonies in 2020 due to COVID-19 will join new graduates for a series of small graduation ceremonies across Federation’s campuses. Ceremonies will be held tomorrow at the Gippsland campus and...

Awards honour Fed TAFE students

Wednesday 31 March 2021

The hard work and dedication of Federation TAFE students over the past year will be celebrated this evening with the presentation of the 2021 TAFE Division Awards for Excellence.  Forty-five awards will be presented to recipients nominated by Fed TAFE for excellence in their studies.  The awards, sponsored by local industry and community groups, include the City of...

Fed Uni researcher hopes to strike it lucky at 12-hour tenpin bowling Easter marathon

Tuesday 30 March 2021

A Federation University Australia researcher is aiming to raise $5,000 for the Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal by holding a 12-hour tenpin bowling marathon.  Associate Professor Christopher Mesagno, from the School of Science, Psychology and Sport, will attempt to bowl 75 games in the 12 hours, aiming to better his efforts in 2019 and 2009 where he bowled ...

New partners and tenants at Morwell centre's hub of innovation

Monday 22 March 2021

Federation University’s new Morwell Innovation Centre has been designed to facilitate a thriving regional ecosystem that will help transition the local economy. The Centre will be the central hub for business and industry to collaborate and explore new opportunities for the local economy through education and research. Federation University has partnered with Runway to...

Federation University and Giant announce sports science partnership

Wednesday 17 March 2021

Federation University and the Giant cycling team have entered into a three-year partnership focussed upon joining elite cycling athletes with leading sports science researchers at the new sports science facility in Mt Helen.

Fed Uni secures grant to cut emissions and boost sustainability in the Wimmera

Monday 15 March 2021

 A Wimmera project led by Federation University is one of 84 successful proposals to receive funding to adopt innovative practices to increase farm productivity, profitability and protection of natural resources.

Federation boosting allied health education

Thursday 11 March 2021

Gippsland’s future allied health workers will have access to specialised laboratories and teaching spaces to equip them to enter the local workforce, following the opening of Federation University’s new Allied Health and Activity Centre.

Gippslanders called on to rise to their food or fibre challenge

Tuesday 9 March 2021

Gippsland’s food and fibre sector is being invited to turn its challenges into opportunities as part of a program aiming at growing local businesses and boosting the industry. 

Supporting Ballarat business community in recovery

Tuesday 2 March 2021

A reduced-fee Federation University program will support the Ballarat business community as it recuperates from the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Master of Business Administration (MBA) will offer a dynamic blend of theory and practice and will commence in July 2021. In order to support the re-skilling and up-skilling of the local workforce following the 2020 chal...

Students settle into campus life during semester one orientation

Tuesday 23 February 2021

Weeks of planned activities will help Federation University’s newest students settle into university life and get to know their peers as part of a revamped Orientation schedule. A series of online social and information sessions have kicked off this week, while small, in-person events will continue into semester at Federation’s regional campuses. Virtual music lo...

Fed Uni regional leadership credentials on display in upcoming conference

Friday 12 February 2021

Federation University will reaffirm its position as a driving force in matters affecting regional Australia when it takes the helm of the Murray Darling Basin Conference in Rutherglen on 24-26 February. The University’s Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Duncan Bentley, will lead off two days of presentations by experts in their field who will gather to discuss issues su...

Fed Uni, agencies join forces to launch bushfire community platform

Wednesday 10 February 2021

A new website will help Gippsland communities recovering from bushfire share their stories of survival and their reflections on fire preparation. Launched today, the Community Bushfire Connection website features resources for recovery and bushfire management, information about fire ecology and the history of bushfire in Gippsland. There are also resources to support early c...

Face-to-face learning for VET in schools resumes at Wimmera Campus

Thursday 4 February 2021

Federation University’s Wimmera Campus has welcomed over 90 returning and commencing Vocational Education and Training Delivered to Secondary Students (VETDSS) from across the Wimmera Southern Mallee.  

Researchers to study coaching strategy through Road Nats

Wednesday 3 February 2021

Researchers will use this week’s Federation University Road National Championships to gain a better insight into coaching strategy and why coaches make certain decisions during major cycling events.

Federation University Ballarat business confidence survey optimistic of full Covid recovery

Tuesday 2 February 2021

Federation University researchers have engaged with the Ballarat business community to capture the sentiment of local businesses during the global Coronavirus pandemic. The online Ballarat Business Confidence Survey 2020 was devised by Dr Moulik Zaveri, Dr Damian Morgan and Dr Shoaib Riaz at the Federation Business School. Ninety-six businesses responded to the 59-question o...

New Federation Business Centre of Excellence in Ballarat

Friday 29 January 2021

Ballarat will be the home of a new state-of-the-art business centre, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government’s Victorian Higher Education State Investment Fund. Minister for Higher Education Gayle Tierney today visited the site of the new Federation University Business Centre of Excellence on Lydiard Street, which is expected to open in late 2022. She said the project w...

Fed TAFE plugs school leavers straight into local jobs

Thursday 21 January 2021

Tom and Cameron Butler have used their Federation TAFE studies to transition from school straight into local jobs. The Horsham brothers both studied a Federation TAFE Certificate II in Electrotechnology (Career Start) through the VET in Schools program at local St Brigid’s College. Both were snapped up by the companies for whom they did work experience – Tom at La...