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FedUni professors bringing their work to the pub

Wednesday 17 April 2019

Federation University Australia professors are breaking down barriers to make their research more accessible to the local community through the new Professor in a Pub series of public lectures. The Space in Between event at the Latrobe Regional Gallery in Morwell brought together an artist, a composer and sociologist to explore the concept of space. Presenters and t...

Gippsland artist creating art of waste

Monday 15 April 2019

Art is in the eye of the beholder, even when it is made of waste and recycled plastic. Artist Karen Preston has taken this to heart and collected all plastic waste generated by her household over 12 months for her new exhibition, Plasticity, which opens at the Switchback Gallery on 30 April. As the Gallery’s first exhibition of 2019, Plasticity addresses the current en...

FedUni excels in Student Experience Survey

Wednesday 10 April 2019

Federation University Australia has proven again it is the number one university in Victoria for median salary, overall employment and teaching quality. Overall, the University is ranked number one in the state in seven important student quality indicators. The 2018 Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT) Student Experience Survey reveals how the University is nu...

FedUni Brisbane unveils Business program

Wednesday 10 April 2019

The creators of the next software giant or social media leader may well come from Federation University Australia’s Brisbane Campus.  In another step in the expansion of the campus, a new Bachelor of Business (Entrepreneurship) program has been announced. Launched in partnership with River City Labs (RCL), the new program will allow our students to study seamlessl...

Data democracy a challenge for future

Friday 5 April 2019

The rapid growth of electronic data has great potential to benefit society, but we need to think about how to manage data in a fair way that honours individual rights, argues a new film, Data Democracy.

Welcome investment in TAFE and regional universities

Wednesday 3 April 2019

Federation University Australia welcomes the Federal Budget’s focus on skills and training and investment in vocational education through the new Delivering Skills for Today and Tomorrow package.

FedUni research that's making a difference

Friday 29 March 2019

Federation University Australia’s research is making a difference in people’s lives, with the University performing strongly in a new national assessment of the real-world impact of university research.

Five-out-of-five for world class research

Wednesday 27 March 2019

From preventing injuries in Australian football to using our genetic codes to tailor treatments for high blood pressure and heart disease – research at Federation University Australia has been ranked as well above world standard for the first time in the University’s history.

New facilities unveiled at Wimmera Campus

Friday 22 March 2019

Nursing and horticulture students will have access to new advanced study areas at Federation University’s Wimmera Campus following major refurbishments. Improvements to the Nursing teaching space will provide students with a new five-bed nursing suite, nursing labs and store room. Horticulture students also will be able to pursue their studies in a new modern hothouse ...

Welcome boost for regional students

Wednesday 20 March 2019

Federation University Australia welcomes a new Federal Government scheme to encourage more students to study at regional universities by providing scholarships and better visa conditions. The new program will provide more than 1,000 scholarships of up to $15,000 per year for both domestic and international students who study at a regional university. International students s...

New research to protect endangered plant species

Wednesday 20 March 2019

A low-lying shrub that grows on saltlakes in outback western New South Wales will be better protected thanks to a new project by Federation University Australia researchers. The community known as Halosarcia lylei low-open shrubland, is a feature of the natural saltlake communities which are a feature of Australian arid landscapes.  Researchers from Federation ...

Trade and migration likely led to cholera spread

Tuesday 19 March 2019

Ten years after Papua New Guinea’s first recorded outbreak of cholera claimed the lives of 500 people, research from Federation University Australia has pin pointed the source of the outbreak. In 2009, around 15,000 people in Papua New Guinea, Australia’s closest neighbour, were struck down by cholera. Highly infectious, cholera causes severe watery diarrhoea that can lead...

Victorian nurses experience the highest rate of abuse

Monday 18 March 2019

Nine out of ten Victorian nurses and health care workers have been assaulted, abused or harassed by patients or their carers in the past year, according to new research by Federation University Australia.

Award shows students enjoy the good life on campus

Friday 15 March 2019

The high quality of accommodation and services for students living on campus at Federation University Australia has been recognised with Director of Campus Life Colin Marshall receiving a prestigious international award.

Former top public servant sworn in as Chancellor

Wednesday 6 March 2019

Federation University Australia’s new Chancellor, Mr Terry Moran AC, has been officially appointed at an Installation ceremony on the Mount Helen campus. The ceremony in the Geoffrey Blainey Auditorium was presided over by Her Excellency, the Honourable Linda Dessau AC, Governor of Victoria, who helped gown the new Chancellor in his official academic robes as part of the time-ho...

FedUni to ban plastic water bottles on campus

Tuesday 26 February 2019

Federation University Australia will ban the sale of single use plastic water bottles on all of its university and TAFE campuses across Victoria in 2019. Director of Campus Life Colin Marshall was joined by first-year university students at the Mount Helen campus to make the announcement on the first day of Orientation Week (O Week). Under the ban, bottled water will no long...

International numbers up in time for O Week

Friday 22 February 2019

Students from 35 countries around the world will soon call Ballarat, Gippsland, Berwick and Brisbane home as Orientation Week (O Week) kicks off at Federation University Australia. The number of international students studying at FedUni has more than doubled in 2019, compared to the previous year. Almost 900 international students from as far afield as Austria, Cambodia, Fra...

Visiting friends and relatives crucial to tourism

Friday 15 February 2019

When it comes to tourism it seems you can put a price on love. Visiting friends and relatives account for around half of Australia’s domestic travel market by volume. This segment also makes a significant contribution to local economies, yet many tourism operators don’t fully understand, or underestimate, the value of these visitors. Ballarat tourism operators wi...

Not so sleepy towns: busting myths on rural crime

Friday 8 February 2019

From ice, drugs and alcohol to farmer’s attitudes towards crime and justice – a national conference in Gippsland is shedding a light on crime in rural areas and whether it really is safer living outside of the city.

Nursing and sports science top the list for university offers at FedUni

Wednesday 16 January 2019

Nursing and sports science have proven popular with prospective students at Federation University Australia, with the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC) first round offers released for 2019. “We are delighted to offer places to more than 1,000 students across our campuses,” Professor Helen Bartlett, Vice-Chancellor and President, said. “Nursing has...

FedUni graduates more likely to find a job and earn more money

Tuesday 15 January 2019

Federation University Australia graduates are more likely to get a fulltime job and earn a higher salary compared to the national average, according to a new survey of 5,300 Australian employers. The 2018 Employer Satisfaction Survey, prepared by the Federal Government’s Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching, ranked the technical skills, generic skills and work readiness ...

Horticulture information session to be held at Horsham

Wednesday 9 January 2019

Wimmera residents interested in a career in horticulture are invited to a free information session at FedUni TAFE on Wednesday, 16 January. To be held at the Wimmera Campus, Horsham, from 12.00 to 1.00 pm, the information session on the Certificate III in Horticulture will provide students with leading educators, technology and resources. The program, to be delivered from Fe...

New scholarships available to boost study opportunities at FedUni

Thursday 20 December 2018

Scholarships totalling $7 million are now available for students enrolling at Federation University Australia next year.    Up to 50 types of scholarships are on offer covering a wide range of fields. “The University is proud that our scholarships, bursaries and grants support people from all walks of life,” Professor Helen Bartlett, Vice-Chance...

Major history of Australasian economic thought praised in academic journal

Wednesday 19 December 2018

A new economics history book written by Associate Professor Alex Millmow of Federation University Australia has been made the subject of almost an entire academic economic journal. The book, A History of Australasian Economic Thought, was featured prominently in the latest edition of History of Economics Review. The majority of the 11 contributions in the journal foc...

FedUni student wins national scholarship for VET teaching

Friday 14 December 2018

Federation University Australia student Mani Nallasamy Gounder has won the 2018 scholarship for students of VET (Vocational Education and Training) teacher-education programs at universities. Established in memory of Ros Brennan Kemmis, a well-known and influential VET teacher-educator, the award funds a student to attend the annual conference of the Australian Council of Deans of Edu...

FedUni students gain experience at Rio Tinto iron ore mine

Thursday 13 December 2018

Eleven FedUni geology, metallurgy and mining engineering students have broadened their skills and knowledge following a trip to the Nammuldi iron ore mine in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. Invited by Rio Tinto, the students worked with the company in a series of complex mining operations. On arrival the students were exposed to Rio Tinto’s values of safe oper...

Internet Of Things Colloquium hosted by FedUni

Wednesday 12 December 2018

Industrial sustainability and energy systems were among the main topics at the Internet Of Things Colloquium hosted by Federation University Australia in Melbourne. Organised by academics from the University’s School of Science, Engineering and Information Technology, the colloquium featured several high-profile researchers presenting on the massive growth in on-line devices.&nb...

Huge recognition and honours for FedUni graduates

Wednesday 5 December 2018

More than 1000 graduating students, an Honorary Doctorate for a distinguished Alumnus and the 25,000th graduate to receive a testamur under the FedUni name are among the highlights of FedUni’s December graduation program.

New research highlights threats to international freshwater systems

Tuesday 4 December 2018

The threats to freshwater biodiversity internationally have reached dangerous levels, according to a new research paper co-authored by Professor Peter Gell of Federation University Australia.      

FedUni researchers awarded prestigious ARC grants

Friday 30 November 2018

Federation University Australia has received two significant research grants from the Australian Research Council this week. The first grant was awarded to Associate Professor Adil Bagirov from the University’s School of Science, Engineering and Information Technology. A leading academic in mathematical optimisation, Associate Professor Bagirov’s research has rec...