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Applications open for 2015 Victoria Prize and Fellowships

The Victoria Prize and Fellowships offer an exciting opportunity for outstanding researchers.
Wed, 27 May 2015 15:10:00 +1000
The Victorian Government is calling for applications for the prestigious science and innovation awards.

Research aims to lift the taboo on talking about poo

Time to lift the lid on the 'poo taboo.'
Tue, 26 May 2015 15:53:00 +1000
Dr Mel Thomson is seeking to raise funds for her research on gastro infections.

Ecologist plans expedition to save roos

Dr Euan Ritchie on his first roo trip in 2002.(photo: Angus McColl).
Tue, 26 May 2015 12:46:00 +1000
Dr Euan Ritchie is preparing to cross northern Qld to count endangered roos and wallabies.

UN survey reveals Asia-Pacific's strong, but unequal growth

Professor Mark McGillivary and the Hon Wayne Swan at the survey launch in Canberra.
Tue, 26 May 2015 09:57:00 +1000
Prof Mark McGillivray has launched UN ESCAP's annual flagship survey.

Science Academy honour for Maria Forsyth

Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science, Professor Maria Forsyth.
Mon, 25 May 2015 10:06:00 +1000
Australian Laureate Fellow Prof Maria Forsyth has been elected to the Australian Academy of Science.

Learning to read - more fun with Squirt

A enthusiastic team: Dr Tony Chalkley and Squirt.
Thu, 21 May 2015 09:55:00 +1000
Tony Chalkley hopes crowdfunding will help him discover how therapy dogs improve learning.

Deakin Law School academic launches PhD with multinational publisher

Dr Neera Bhatia
Wed, 20 May 2015 18:30:00 +1000
Dr Neera Bhatia talks about her experience completing a PhD with Deakin and getting her book published on a multinational level.

Green light for fibres Industrial Transformation Research Hub

Director of the IFM, Professor Xungai Wang.
Wed, 20 May 2015 13:08:00 +1000
A $4.7 million future fibres Research Hub is to be established at Deakin.

Detecting those at high fracture risk

Fracture specialist - Dr Kara Holloway.
Tue, 19 May 2015 11:35:00 +1000
Deakin researchers have shown a weak link in the fracture risk tool FRAX.

Cobby the chimp: discovering the dark side of cute

Documentary makers - Dr Donna McRae and Dr Michael Vale.
Tue, 12 May 2015 15:59:00 +1000
Filmmaker Donna McRae is seeking crowdfunding to complete her documentary on chimpanzees.

Achievers sought for Endeavour Awards

Mon, 11 May 2015 14:02:00 +1000
The 2016 Endeavour Awards program is now seeking contenders.

Running start for US researcher at Deakin

Visiting US researcher, Nadine Lippa, with research participant Gemma Hutley on the treadmill.
Wed, 06 May 2015 14:07:00 +1000
Endeavour Fellowship holder Nadine Lippa is seeking to create 'smart' running shoes.

Time to level the tertiary playing field

Dr Stephen Parker.
Wed, 06 May 2015 09:29:00 +1000
Researchers have found that higher SES students are dominating TAFE degrees.

Inequality widens: Australian children find a new advocate

Seeking equality for Australia's children - Associate Professor Andrew Scott.
Sun, 03 May 2015 15:53:00 +1000
Politics expert Ass Prof Andrew Scott is set to advise Royal Australasian College of Physicians.

Deakin cracks world's top 50 'young universities'

Judged against "tough and trusted" international standards, Deakin has cracked the "top 50" milestone.
Thu, 30 Apr 2015 09:17:00 +1000
Deakin has leapt 21 places in two years in the Times Higher Education rankings.

Deakin contributes to China's wind energy sector

From left: Vice-General Manager of Donfang Turbine Company, Hu Jun; Professor Qipeng Guo; Vice-Mayor from the city of Deyang, Qian Shumo; Professor Lee Astheimer; and Mr Lin Zhang.
Wed, 29 Apr 2015 16:43:00 +1000
Deakin has signed an agreement with the Dongfang Turbine Company, one of China's largest state-owned enterprises.

Cinema - a cultural 'yellow canary,' claims Kinomatics researcher

Professor Deb Verhoeven.
Tue, 28 Apr 2015 15:25:00 +1000
An international research team has received a major grant to study the origins of cinema-going.

'Father' of plasma research has visited Deakin

Deakin's Plasma Research Laboratory features state-of-the-art plasma technology.
Tue, 28 Apr 2015 11:16:00 +1000
Prof Riccardo D'Agostino has shared his knowledge, as Thinker-in-Residence, with Deakin researchers and local industry.

Researchers reveal Gallipoli toll on Turkish children

Researching the tragic toll of Gallipoli on Turkey - Dr Mehmet Ulubasoglu and Dr Cahit Guven (right).
Tue, 28 Apr 2015 11:02:00 +1000
Deakin economists have studied the effect of WW1 on Turkey's civilians.

Australian Anzac biscuits win Trans-Tasman taste challenge

Anzac biscuits are a part of Australia's food heritage.
Thu, 23 Apr 2015 10:30:00 +1000
Researchers have compared the recipes of the iconic Anzac biscuit.

Deakin University acknowledges the traditional land owners of present campus sites.

27th February 2015