2014 Media releases archives

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Deakin scientists track movements of desert waterbirds from space
15 October 2014

Deakin University scientists have gained fascinating new insights into the secret lives of a nomadic Australian waterbird whose ability to somehow know it has rained up to thousands of kilometres away has intrigued researchers for generations.


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Statement on the Federal Government’s Industry Innovation and Competitiveness Agenda, Vice-Chancellor Professor Jane den Hollander
14 October 2014

We welcome the Government's new initiatives, particularly the recognition of the critical role that university research plays as part of innovation ecosystems in developing and nurturing new enterprises.


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Partnership offers students more study and career opportunities
14 October 2014

A new partnership being launched today between Deakin University and South West TAFE will create guaranteed pathways for students from diplomas into degrees.


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Deakin welcomes funding commitment for National Centre for Farmer Health
10 October 2014

Deakin University has welcomed a funding commitment for the National Centre for Farmer Health.


Seaweeds pass nutrition and taste tests: new Deakin Research
10 October 2014

 Australian seaweeds have passed taste and nutrition tests in a Deakin University study that could eventually pave the way for seaweed to become a regular part of our national diet.


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Deakin dash a dirty deed to do some good
9 October 2014

Would you crawl on your belly through mud, carry a colleague on your back and slip and slide your way over a track topped with tyres to help people less fortunate than yourself?


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Deakin named top Victorian education and training provider
9 October 2014

Deakin University's strong commitment to innovation through international partnerships was recognised at the Governor of Victoria Export Awards ceremony this week.


Deakin IBM Watson

Deakin and IBM unite to revolutionise the student experience
8 October 2014

Deakin University will be the first university in the world to utilise IBM Watson to enhance the quality of the student experience, developing with IBM a breakthrough system that will transform the way students get advice and answers to questions.


Jessica Browne

Study finds type 1 and type 2 diabetes are equally psychologically challenging in young adults
6 October 2014

New research shows that young adults with type 2 diabetes experience similar levels of depression and anxiety symptoms as young adults with type 1 diabetes, according to a world-first study published in Diabetic Medicine journal.


Kate Fitz-Gibbon

Deakin Criminologist Kate Fitz-Gibbon honoured in 100 Women of Influence Awards
2 October 2014

A young Deakin University criminologist committed to the study of men who murder while also acting as a passionate voice for victims of crime has been recognised as one of Australia's most influential women.



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