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Tim Fischer to deliver Sir Albert Coates Oration

Thursday 21 September 2017

Former Deputy Prime Minister Tim Fischer AC will deliver the 2017 Sir Albert Coates Oration at Federation University Australia’s Mt Helen Campus on Tuesday, 10 October. Mr Fischer, military historian, former leader of the Federal National Party and former Ambassador, will speak on ‘One Hundred Years Ago, Who Won World War One’. The Sir Albert Coates Oration...

FedUni academic among top national uni teachers

Thursday 21 September 2017

Federation University Australia’s Associate Professor Singarayer Florentine has been recognised as one of the nation’s top teachers by being awarded the prestigious Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning by the Australian Award for University Teaching.

FedUni sports science leaps ahead in global rankings

Wednesday 20 September 2017

Federation University Australia’s sports science is among the world’s best according to new information from the Academic Ranking of World Universities. With a global ranking in the 101 to 150 bracket for 2017, the University has risen substantially since 2016 when it was ranked in the 201-300 bracket. The new Shanghai Ranking’s Global Ranking reflects the ...

Arts Academy Graduating Students present two major productions

Wednesday 20 September 2017

Federation University Australia is thrilled to present the future stars of Australian theatre. In our Serious Courage season, two works by Caryl Churchill and Bertolt Brecht showcase the great spirit of independence and commitment for which Arts Academy acting students are renowned. “Serious Money is important for Ballarat audiences to see,” Director Tom Gutterid...

First FedUni New Colombo Plan Alumni Ambassador announced

Monday 18 September 2017

Federation University Australia student Catherine Elliott has been appointed the University’s first New Colombo Plan Alumni Ambassador. “As the NCP Alumni Ambassador it is my role to promote the program at the university and within the community, to help other NCP alumni and hopeful NCP participants with their queries about the program and to connect people with the resour...

FedUni and IBM announce 21 scholarships supporting regional students

Wednesday 13 September 2017

Federation University Australia and IBM have announced the recipients of IBM’s annual IT scholarship program. Twenty-one selected students commencing their second year of study for a Bachelor of Information Technology degree at the university will receive a $35,000 individual scholarship. The scholarship supports students who are studying in-demand skills needed for Au...

FedUni Brisbane announces Concentrix partnership

Monday 11 September 2017

Federation University Australia is pleased to build upon its long-standing relationship with Concentrix, the leading global business services provider, on its Brisbane Campus.  “Concentrix is a valued partner of the University and we are thrilled to be able to work together in Brisbane,” Alexandra Elibank Murray, Director of the Campus, said. “The coll...

FedUni honours Antarctic explorer Dick Richards

Thursday 7 September 2017

Federation University Australia was delighted to honour famed Antarctic explorer Dick Richards at its recent Alumni Awards ceremony at Ballarat. R W (Dick) Richards was awarded the Posthumous Distinguished Alumnus Award for his services to our University.  “The University was delighted that his daughter Patricia Lathlean was able to attend our ceremony to accept h...

FedUni to host second State Library storage site

Thursday 7 September 2017

Federation University Australia is delighted to host the second state-of-the-art storage facility for State Library Victoria. The State Library’s existing storage facility at our Mt Helen Campus already holds more than half of the library’s extensive collection. This includes items of national significance such as the waistcoat worn by Captain James Cook, as well...

Children's Centre selected for national kindergarten pilot program

Wednesday 6 September 2017

The FedUni Children’s Centre at the SMB Campus has been selected to participate in a new national pilot STEM program for kindergarten children. “As one of just 100 sites chosen across the nation this is a great achievement for FedUni,” Colin Marshall, Director of Campus Life, said. The program, Early Learning STEM Australia (ELSA), is a play-based digital l...

Federation College wins Innovative Schools award

Tuesday 5 September 2017

Federation University Australia’s Federation College Youth Programs has been presented with a prestigious Innovative Schools 2017 award by The Educator magazine. The College’s Youth Programs have been named as one of 40 schools throughout Australia that is leading the way to prepare students for the challenges of tomorrow’s world. “The University is d...

FedUni presented with prestigious Higher Education Award

Tuesday 5 September 2017

Federation University Australia won the 2017 Australian Financial Review (AFR) award for Higher Education Equity and Opportunity at a ceremony held in Sydney on 29 August. Associate Professor Jacqui Wilson and Pearl Goodwin-Burns from the Faculty of Education and Arts, in conjunction with La Trobe University, were the recipients of the award. Their innovative program assists people wh...

Refresh Art Prize winners announced

Monday 4 September 2017

One of the highlights of Open Day at Federation University Australia’s Gippsland Campus was the announcement of the winners of the Refresh Art Prize for 2017. This award with a total prize pool of $5,000 is sponsored by the university’s Gippsland Centre for Art and Design (GCAD). This year’s $2,000 first prize winner is Sally Jensen from Kooweerup Secondary...

FedUni presents Alumni Awards to distinguished graduates

Monday 4 September 2017

Six distinguished graduates from Federation University Australia have been presented with Alumni Awards at the Mt Helen Campus. The awards recognise a series of outstanding local and international alumni members. The award recipients are: Associate Professor Ann Gervasoni, Alumna of the Year: As part of her PhD Ann developed an early mathematics interventio...

Nanya Research Station awarded environmental grants

Thursday 31 August 2017

Federation University Australia’s Nanya Research Station has received two major grants to help protect the flora and fauna on the site. The station, a 40,000 hectare property in south-west New South Wales, is a unique environmental site that has been under the University’s custody since 2004. One grant, $100,000 from the NSW Environmental Trust, will support ongo...

FedUni Returns top Good Universities Guide Rankings

Monday 28 August 2017

Federation University Australia has maintained its reputation as a leading national university by achieving three outstanding five-star ratings in the 2018 Good Universities Guide. With a maximum five-star rating for Student Support, Social Equity and Skills Development, the university continues to excel across many important fields.  The University was rated high in th...

FedUni students take part in New Colombo Plan projects

Monday 28 August 2017

A total of 113 students from Federation University Australia will participate in 13 new mobility projects across the Indo-Pacific in 2018 as part of the Federal Government’s New Colombo Plan. “As part of the program 10 education students will complete professional experience practicums in China by engaging with Taishan No 1. High School and Anshan University,” Dr Jes...

FedUni delighted to host Blue Tie Ball again

Monday 21 August 2017

Federation University Australia is pleased once again to host the Blue Tie Ball at the Mt Helen Campus on Saturday, 28 October. The ball, now in its sixth year, will be a night of fun and entertainment to raise funds and awareness for beyondblue, the national organisation that works to raise awareness about anxiety and depression. “Guest speakers on the n...

FedUni announces Citizen Science Grant Success

Thursday 17 August 2017

Federation University Australia’s Centre for eResearch and Digital Innovation (CeRDI) and partners Waterwatch, Corangamite CMA, Envirocom Connections and The Waterbug Company, have been awarded funding from the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science, as part of the Inspiring Australia – Science Engagement Program.

University and Precision Agriculture in project to advance agribusiness

Thursday 17 August 2017

Precision Agriculture, one of Australia’s most experienced agriculture technology providers, has initiated a three-year research collaboration with Federation University Australia to accelerate the adoption of precision farming techniques in Australia.

FedUni Brisbane announces accommodation supplier

Wednesday 16 August 2017

Federation University Australia is pleased to announce Student One as an accommodation supplier for its Brisbane Campus.  “FedUni Brisbane is delighted that Student One will be our preferred supplier,” Alexandra Elibank Murray, Director of the Campus, said. “The residences will be staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week by multi-lingual staff. Free b...

Ballarat International Foto Biennale features several FedUni entries

Wednesday 16 August 2017

Photographic exhibitions by Federation University Australia staff and students will be a major feature of this year’s Ballarat International Foto Biennale. To be held from 19 August to 17 September, the Foto Biennale will highlight the latest work from many leading photographers.  “We are thrilled to support the extraordinary program of the Ballarat Internat...

FedUni to host major National Science Week events

Monday 14 August 2017

Federation University Australia has announced the Ballarat STEM Network will be launched at the Mt Helen Campus on Wednesday, 16 August, as part of National Science Week. STEM covers the integration of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. It is the focus of the learning programs being developed by Ballarat Tech School, situated on FedUni's SMB Campus, for commencement...

First Open Day at FedUni Berwick

Friday 11 August 2017

Federation University Australia is delighted to host its first official Berwick Campus Open Day on Sunday, 27 August. The Berwick Open Day also will coincide with the launch of six new degree programs, bringing the total number on offer at the campus to 21. The six new undergraduate degrees include: BioMed, Mechatronic Systems Engineering, Criminal Justice, Psychological Sci...

Arts Academy Graduating Students get Serious Courage

Thursday 10 August 2017

Federation University Australia’s Arts Academy is pleased to present a season of graduating theatre works from the Music Theatre and Acting programs. The season, under the title Serious Courage, will showcase political performance. Contemporary, passionate, radical, and epic: Ballarat audiences can experience the work of Caryl Churchill, Stephen Sondheim and Bertolt Brecht.

Christmas in July and August charity functions continue at FedUni

Tuesday 8 August 2017

Federation University Australia is delighted to host another series of Christmas in July and August fundraising events at the Mt Helen and Gippsland campuses over the next fortnight. “Our mid-year charity fundraising functions are always a highlight of the year for the university community,” Colin Marshall, Director of Campus Life, said. “The events at Ball...

Federation University Australia announces new Brisbane Campus

Thursday 3 August 2017

Federation University Australia has opened the doors to its new Brisbane Campus.  Located at 333 Ann Street, Brisbane, the $6 million operation will initially offer four programs to international students: Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting); Master of Business Administration (Health Services Management); Master of Technology (Software Engineering); Master of Technology (Enterprise...

FedUni to learn and improve following release of national survey

Tuesday 1 August 2017

Federation University Australia will implement all recommendations of a Human Rights Commission Report released today into sexual assault and sexual harassment at Australian Universities. The University has also pledged to extend its training programs across its entire institution to assist the prevention of sexual and violence-related acts. “This University is committ...

Historical SMB Gardens to be re-planted in campus upgrade

Friday 28 July 2017

Ballarat’s historic SMB Botanical Gardens will re-bloom as part of a major re-development of Federation University Australia buildings on Albert Street, in the city’s central business district.

High school students take on the FedUni Casey Project

Friday 28 July 2017

High school students have embarked on a two-month project with Federation University Australia and the City of Casey designed to give young minds a taste of what life is like at university. The 2017 FedUni Casey Project kicked-off on Thursday 27 July, with almost 100-year nine students from five local schools across the shire taking part at FedUni’s Berwick Campus. Ove...