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Living to 90 and beyond: what do we know about the health of very elderly Australians?
7 October 2015

With future Australians expected to live well into their 90s, Deakin University researchers have questioned if we really have our finger on the pulse of the health needs of this growing generation of very elderly people.

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Statement from Deakin University Vice-Chancellor, Professor Jane den Hollander
6 October 2015

Certain concerns have been expressed to me regarding the staging of a workshop by a religious organisation at Deakin University’s Melbourne Burwood Campus on the weekend of 3-4 October 2015. Deakin University takes such concerns seriously and I thank those involved for their input.

ADI Strategic Plan

New plan shapes debate around key global issues
30 September 2015

Mass migration across Europe, destruction of heritage monuments in the Middle East, and violent extremism are among the issues the world is facing and which shape the Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation’s five-year Strategic Plan.

Shark alert: Ocean predators protect humans from climate change risks
29 September 2015

Sharks are the unlikely heroes protecting humans from the perils of climate change, Deakin University researchers argue in today’s publication of esteemed science journal Nature Climate Change.


Cardiovascular disease is more than a heart problem
24 September 2015

A Deakin University researcher is looking to lift the taboo on the sexual problems that are often an unspoken side-effect for the 3.72 million Australians living with cardiovascular disease.

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Deakin Motion.Lab a finalist in 2015 Unity Awards
22 September 2015

Deakin Motion.Lab and Victorian Opera’s ground-breaking 3D production of The Flying Dutchman, which premiered in February 2015, has been named a finalist in the 2015 Unity Awards.

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Demographer Bernard Salt to deliver 2015 Brookes Oration
22 September 2015

Reflect on the changing nature of Australian lifestyles with Bernard Salt, Australia’s most respected demographer and trend-spotter, at this year’s Brookes Oration at Deakin Edge on Wednesday 23 September.

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Deakin’s robotics research centre to collaborate with General Dynamics IT
22 September 2015

Deakin University’s Centre for Intelligent Systems Research (CISR) will collaborate with US-based systems integration company General Dynamics Information Technology to help improve its advanced robotics and simulation capabilities.

VC August 2015

Deakin University welcomes Federal Opposition higher education statement
21 September 2015

Deakin University Vice-Chancellor Professor Jane den Hollander today welcomed the Federal Opposition’s statement on higher education.


Call for law change to address heart transplant shortfall
21 September 2015

A change in the legal definition of death could see an increase in the number of hearts available for transplant in Australia.

Katherine Hattam artwork

Desire first: Exhibition surveys work of Katherine Hattam
18 September 2015

The career of Melbourne-based artist, Katherine Hattam, is surveyed in the latest Deakin University Art Gallery exhibition.

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Campus-wide connectivity unplugs students at Deakin University
16 September 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.

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Deakin has global designs on cars of future through partnership with GM
16 September 2015

Australian researchers at Deakin University will be at the forefront of the international car industry’s future design and innovation, thanks to a new partnership with global car maker General Motors.

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Elite sporting precinct for Deakin University in Geelong
12 September 2015

Deakin University today announced it is investing $8.1 million to build a spectacular new Elite Regional Sports Precinct at its Waurn Ponds campus in Geelong.


Does junk food shrink your brain?
11 September 2015

New research has shown for the first time that the part of the brain used for learning, memory and mental health is smaller in people with unhealthy diets.

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