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Diversity of the Otways and Shipwreck Coast explored

Thursday 16 May 2019

The wildlife of the Otways and Shipwreck Coast is diverse and spectacular with immense conservation value, but is not immune to the damaging effects of fire, climate change and pests, according to a new book by Dr Grant Palmer, an academic at Federation University Australia.

Conference to explore extinction and climate change

Thursday 16 May 2019

The national debate about climate change will be front and centre at the eighth Biodiversity across the Borders Conference at Federation University Australia in June. Held every two years, the conference is one of the leading biodiversity and ecology events throughout Australasia. More than 600 conservation experts will attend this year’s event. The conference’s ...

Berwick students enjoy Immunology Day

Friday 10 May 2019

Secondary school students have immersed themselves in the fascinating world of the immune system for the International Day of Immunology at Federation University Australia’s Berwick Campus. The international Day of Immunology is celebrated annually to raise public awareness of the immune system. In Australia events are organised by the Australian and New Zealand Society for Immu...

University opens Cranbourne library study space

Friday 10 May 2019

Federation University Australia students, local secondary school students and Cranbourne library visitors are enjoying the benefits of a new library study space to collaborate and learn. Situated at the Cranbourne branch of Casey Cardinia Libraries, the study space includes a reading lounge, individual study carrels, work spaces, free wi-fi for library members, and access to libr...

Olympic champion Kowalski to address University

Thursday 9 May 2019

Former Olympic swimming champion Daniel Kowalski will speak about diversity, inclusion and equality at a special event at Federation University Australia’s Mt Helen Campus.  To be delivered as part of Campus Life Pride Week activities, Daniel will give a fascinating insight into his life and career.  Daniel was heavily involved in Australia’s Marriage E...

Plan to bring compassion back to business

Wednesday 8 May 2019

Can compassion and empathy exist alongside the relentless drive for profit in the corporate world?  A workshop by Federation University Australia and Compassionate Ballarat on Friday 10 May will examine this issue. Authors of the book From Me to We: design and build collaborative workplaces, Ian George and Stephen Hanman, will present at the workshop.

Graduates parade down central Ballarat

Tuesday 7 May 2019

Federation University Australia graduates have paraded through central Ballarat as part of the University’s first graduation ceremony of the year. More than 1,200 students will graduate at ceremonies in Ballarat and Gippsland this month. Arts Academy and TAFE students graduating on Wednesday paraded down Lydiard Street in their academic robes to the Mining Exchange aft...

Change in fortune for Federation University

Wednesday 1 May 2019

Federation University Australia has delivered a dramatic turnaround in its financial position and operations in the space of just 12 months. The 2018 Annual Report was tabled in the Victorian Parliament today, showing Federation University has no debt and total revenue of $330 million, with an operating result of $6.6 million. This is a significant turnaround from a deficit ...

Day of Immunology attracts students to Fed Uni

Wednesday 1 May 2019

Secondary school students from Ballarat and Western Victoria have immersed themselves in the fascinating world of the immune system for International Day of immunology at Federation University Australia’s Mt Helen Campus.

Fed Uni scholarships a hand up for students

Wednesday 1 May 2019

More than 25 Federation University Australia students will be able to continue their studies thanks to generous scholarships awarded to them. Scholarships ranging in value from $1000 to $7000 have been awarded at a Foundation Scholarships presentation at the University’s Mt Helen Campus.   Five current Higher Education students received Foundation Scholarship...

Funding for Ballarat Health Research Hub welcomed

Monday 29 April 2019

Federation University Australia welcomes federal Labor’s $10 million commitment towards a centre for health research and innovation in Ballarat. Federation University, Ballarat Health Services and St John of God Ballarat Hospital are lead partners in the Ballarat Innovation and Research Collaboration for Health (BIRCH) initiative, with four other universities also participat...

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.