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IBM Watson helps Deakin drive the digital frontier
25 November 2015

Students at Deakin University ask IBM Watson 1600 questions a week to learn the ins and outs of life on campus and studying in the cloud.

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Commerce and law student takes out national university challenge
24 November 2015

Sale university student, Patrick Rowe, has outclassed more than 360 students from across the country to win the AMP University Challenge.

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Deakin continues to rise among world's top ranked young universities
24 November 2015

Deakin University has accelerated its rise among the world’s highest ranked young universities, jumping to number 36 in the Quacquarelli Symonds World University Rankings Top 50 Under 50 years old.

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Deakin Law School congratulates alumnus on Federal Circuit Court appointment
23 November 2015

A recent Federal Government move to fill a number of judicial vacancies has seen Deakin Law School alumnus Dr Joshua Wilson QC appointed as a judge of the Federal Circuit Court.

Oh Melbourne! You’re so lovable: residents have their say on city’s liveability
19 November 2015

Melbourne is known internationally as the world’s most liveable city, but no one has asked its residents what they think – until now.


New partnership to enhance health outcomes in Myanmar
19 November 2015

Health services and health education in Myanmar are set to benefit significantly from a new and exciting collaborative partnership between Burnet Institute and Deakin University.


Give your kids a healthy start to life
18 November 2015

Every parent wants a healthy child and two world leading researchers from Deakin University’s Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition Research (C-PAN) say the key is healthy eating and active play, right from the start.

Deakin redesigns future of engineering in Australia inside brand new centre
16 November 2015

The southern hemisphere’s first immersive virtual reality lab that lets users feel as well as see is the jewel in a brand new $55 million state-of-the-art engineering education and industry innovation centre officially opened today in Geelong.

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Funding boost for pancreatic cancer research
16 November 2015

For more than a year pancreatic cancer patient Grace King has been on an unwavering mission to not only beat, but raise awareness and research funding for one of the most ‘sneaky of cancers’.

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New study investigating how to support people with disability to have sex
11 November 2015

Supporting people with disability to have active sex lives is the subject of a unique study by researchers at Deakin University.

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Campus-wide connectivity unplugs students at Deakin University
10 November 2015

Dimension Data, the global ICT solutions and services provider, has solved the challenge of increased mobile device usage at Deakin University while increasing student and staff satisfaction levels with an overhaul of its campus-wide wireless network.


Sports jerseys exposing children to junk food, alcohol and gambling
10 November 2015

To adults they may seem fairly innocuous, however the sponsor logos that adorn the jerseys of professional sports people could be increasing children’s awareness of junk food, alcohol and gambling.

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Unmasking perceptions of cosmetic surgery among young women
10 November 2015

Is the rise of celebrity and ‘selfie culture’ to blame for increasing numbers of young women turning to cosmetic surgery in search of attractiveness, individuality and identity?

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Deakin researchers receive over $3.7m in NHMRC funding
9 November 2015

Over $3.7 million in funding has been awarded to Deakin researchers in the latest round of project grants and fellowships, announced today by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC).

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World-beating Deakin student wins undergraduate award
9 November 2015

Deakin University graduate Jessica Ciuciu has beaten out students from prestigious Yale, Harvard and Oxford universities to win a ‘Highly Commended’ award at the 2015 World Undergraduate Awards.

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