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Deakin welcomes federal funds for carbon fibre hub
25 August 2016

Deakin University has welcomed today’s announcement by Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science Greg Hunt that the Federal Government will support the development of the jobs of the future through the new Advanced Fibre Cluster which is being established in Geelong.

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Innovative course responds to new direction in disability and inclusion
25 August 2016

Deakin University has responded to the change in the perceptions of and responses to disability in Australia through an innovative new course - the Graduate Certificate of Disability and Inclusion.


Inspired to run a marathon after watching the Olympics: Deakin sport scientist recommends not taking on too much too soon
24 August 2016

As the Olympic Games draw to a close, many people may be inspired to get off the couch and tackle a marathon or head to the gym.

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Deakin University partners on national 'Respect. Now. Always' student survey
24 August 2016

Deakin University will partner with other universities across Australia in a ground-breaking national student survey on sexual assault and harassment.

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Are the Olympics worth the money
23 August 2016

The Olympics cost Rio billions of dollars to stage, with Australia estimated to have spent $340million to send our athletes. So has all this money been well spent?

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Bi men by women: lifting the stigma of mixed-orientation relationships
23 August 2016

Deakin University research has given a voice to the mostly unspoken experiences of Australian women who are in relationships with bisexual men.

Deakin plan for waterfront student accommodation
22 August 2016

Deakin’s plan to build a home for 410 students at the Waterfront campus has been given a boost with the University’s governing board giving the project the green light.

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Deakin joins Smart Sparrow in a 21C solution for STEM education
22 August 2016

Deakin is taking another leap forward in education by becoming the first Australian university to partner with the Inspark Science Network to enable student access to best-in-class adaptive digital science learning experiences.

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Winners and losers in the Olympic Games branding and broadcasting rules
22 August 2016

Athletes competing in the lesser known sports are the likely losers from the International Olympic Committee’s clamp down on promoting non-official sponsors, according to a Deakin University sports marketing expert.

Deakin Geelong Open Day to get 3D-printed hearts pumping
20 August 2016

Future engineers, doctors and other practitioners of the jobs of the future can get their hands on hearts, brains and even more organs inside a mechanically-operated skeleton to be showcased at Deakin University’s Open Day at Waurn Ponds this Sunday.


Sleep tips to survive the Rio Olympics coverage
19 August 2016

A Deakin University expert in sleep-wake cycles has offered some tips for Australian viewers wanting to stay up late for must-watch events at the Rio Olympics.

Forewarned is forearmed: Parents´ calls to eggs prepare babies for heat
19 August 2016

In a fast-changing world where strategy is often key to survival, exciting new Deakin University research reveals birds begin coaching their offspring even before birth on how to grow in a warming climate.

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Deakin welcomes Pacific humanitarian leadership scholarships
19 August 2016

Australian Government support for five new scholarships to ensure humanitarian leaders in the Pacific are better equipped to respond to crises such as cyclones, droughts, earthquakes and tsunami has been welcomed by the Centre for Humanitarian Leadership, hosted by Deakin University and co-founded by Save the Children.

Humane effective feral horse control essential for Kosciuszko: Scientists
19 August 2016

A Deakin University ecologist has led a team of 41 Australian scientists to write to New South Wales Premier Mike Baird to urge his Government to protect the Kosciuszko National Park through humane and effective feral horse control.

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Deakin continues to climb up world university rankings
15 August 2016

Deakin University continues its climb up the world university rankings, jumping 183 places in one year to enter the top 300 in this year’s Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU).

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