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Natural antibodies could combat Tasmanian devil cancer: Deakin research
4 May 2016

Deakin University scientists may have found a way to stop the cancer that has been killing Tasmanian devils for the past 20 years.

Deakin creates one-stop-digital-shop to help students explore career options
3 May 2016

Deakin University has corralled the chaotic World Wide Web and plethora of course guides inundating students with study and career prospects, creating a simple, one-stop-shop that pairs courses and careers.

Citizen scientists offer birds-eye view of Aussie backyards for conservation
1 May 2016

Deakin University scientists have gained the biggest ever birds-eye view of Australian backyards, offering a fascinating insight into the variety, number and even size of avian wildlife drinking and washing in bird baths across the country.


Hip hop, Islam and Youth event
28 April 2016

A screening of hip hop documentary Don’t Panik! and a public debate on the role of hip hop in the lives of young Muslims are highlights of the Hip Hop, Islam and Youth event from 5 to 7 May.

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Study finds way to improve patient safety after admission from the emergency department
28 April 2016

Deakin University nursing researchers have found that how a patient’s condition is treated in the emergency department can be a predictor of things going wrong when they are moved to the hospital wards.

Deakin rings bell on brand new start for Geelong’s iconic T&G building
26 April 2016

The iconic sight of Dad and Dave will once again grace the Geelong skyline from atop the historic T&G clock tower when Deakin University officially opens the building’s next chapter this morning.


Study finds 60 per cent of bottle shops sell alcohol to teens without checking ID
21 April 2016

More than half of Australia’s bottle shops are selling alcohol to teenagers without checking their age, a Deakin University study has found.

Alison Bennett

Still in progress...PhD student artworks at Deakin Art Gallery
21 April 2016

Mix tapes, tattoos, and life-size selfies are among the cutting-edge works by PhD students in the School of Communication and Creative Arts on show at the Deakin University Art Gallery until 27 May.

GPS technology keeps eagle eye on Melbourne’s elusive powerful owls
19 April 2016

Deakin University scientists are using GPS technology to monitor how Melbourne’s Powerful Owls make use of urban landscapes.

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Deakin Business School achieves major international accreditation
18 April 2016

Deakin University’s commitment to providing the best in business education has just received the ultimate international recognition.

New roadmap for future research of marine kingdom
10 April 2016

A team of 40 scientists from across the world has come together to build a road map for future research of the planet’s marine life that makes the best use of tracking devices which allow individual animals to be followed as they move around the oceans.

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Study views happiness through the lens of autism
7 April 2016

An Australian first study is exploring what happiness looks like through the lens of autism.

Dr Amanuel Elias

Counting the billion dollar cost of racism in Australia
6 April 2016

The cost of racial discrimination has had a dollar figure placed on it for the first time thanks to landmark research by Deakin University funded by VicHealth and the Australian Human Rights Commission.


Deakin nursing ranked top 1% in world
23 March 2016

Deakin University has continued its rise in the prestigious Quacquarelli Symonds World University Rankings, with nursing this week placing in the top 1% of universities worldwide offering the subject area.

Dr Debbie Ollis

Students want more from school sex ed, new survey reveals
16 March 2016

School-based education programs have edged out friends and parents as secondary students’ most used source of information about sexuality and relationships in a new survey by Deakin University and the University of South Australia.

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