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Deakin University to create Centre for Rural and Regional Futures in Griffith
28 August 2015

Deakin University has announced it will establish a new research centre in Griffith to ensure vital research for the Riverina, the nation, and the globe will continue to be driven from the region.


Accountability and transparency of foreign aid impact
26 August 2015

International aid and development is at a crossroad and two Deakin University Warrnambool researchers are hoping to improve understanding of the impact of foreign aid.

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Society continues to value mothers over women who do not have children, but at what cost?
25 August 2015

How are women with no children faring in a society where being a mother, or not, continues to be used as a measure of a woman's worth?

DUBI mental health app

Pocket-sized psychologist only an app away
24 August 2015

A new smartphone app is putting a psychologist in the pocket of anyone needing on the spot advice.


New trading room throws students into the deep end of foreign exchange market
24 August 2015

Deakin University has partnered with Telstra to give business students first-hand experience of the world of currency trading.


School students combine design and technology for humanitarian aid
20 August 2015

Students from three Geelong secondary colleges took over Deakin University's Centre for Advanced Design and Engineering Technology (CADET) this week in the name of humanitarian aid.

Power engineering

AusNet Services launches Women in Power Engineering Scholarships
20 August 2015

AusNet Services has partnered with Deakin University to launch the AusNet Services Women in Power Engineering Scholarships.

VC August 2015

Deakin moves up world academic rankings
18 August 2015

Deakin University's new ranking among the top 400 universities in the world reflects an ongoing commitment to growing world leading research, Vice-Chancellor Professor Jane den Hollander said today.


Medical researchers a step closer to developing anti-obesity pill
13 August 2015

A weight loss pill could soon be possible thanks to the work of Deakin University medical researchers.

Youth conference

Youth conference to focus on access to further education
13 August 2015

Education engagement by students from diverse backgrounds will be the hot topic at the second Deakin University Student Access and Equity Youth Conference at Simonds Stadium on 19 and 20 August.

Open Day 2015

See Deakin University from a different perspective at Burwood campus Open Day
11 August 2015

Step into an immersive virtual reality experience, watch maggots create colourful paintings, or test your resuscitation skills in the Nursing clinical simulation centre at Open Day at Deakin University's Burwood campus on Sunday 23 August from 9am – 4pm.


Commercial fishing industry reeling from mental health crisis
11 August 2015

Chronic job insecurity has led to a mental health crisis and high rates of suicide among Australian commercial fishers, according to a new Deakin University study published this month in Marine Policy journal.

Bruce Sterling

Futurist and sci-fi writer Bruce Sterling to headline TEDxDeakinUni
10 August 2015

Technology and its various adaptations are all around us but can we honestly say that they've benefitted the environment? This and other conundrums will be discussed in the context of 'pervasiveness', the theme for the first TEDxDeakinUni event at Deakin University's Geelong Waurn Ponds campus on Saturday 15 August.

Prof Greg Barton

New centre to counter violent extremism
10 August 2015

The Australian Intervention Support Hub (AISH), launched by Justice Minister and Minister assisting the Prime Minister on Counter-Terrorism the Hon Michael Keenan today, will be led by the ANU Regulatory Institutions Network in co-operation with Deakin University.

family violence

Time to address barriers facing survivors of family violence in rural and regional Victoria
7 August 2015

The level of justice and support for people experiencing family violence in rural and regional Victoria should not be dictated by their postcode, according to Deakin University law researchers.

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