Archived News for Research Sector Professionals - November, 2012
Nearly 60 per cent of Australians now have a non-school qualification such as a degree or certificate, a report from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) shows.
The Western Australian chapter of the Cooperative Research Centre for Water Sensitive Cities (WSC) will commence its task of assessing the impacts of climate change and stormwater management on local wetlands and urban environments after being officially opened by State Minister for Water, Bill Marmion.
The Federal Government has released a revised Climate Change Research Strategy for Primary Industries (CCRSPI), which it says will help build a sustainable, strong and viable future for the country’s primary industries.
While research has an important role to play, it is only one in a range of factors that contribute to the process of innovation that universities need to foster, according to Flinders University Vice-Chancellor Professor Michael Barber.
The Federal Government has announced $31 million in funding for the University of Wollongong's Early Start - Changing Children's Futures project aimed at improving the quality of early childhood education and research, with an additional $7 million being contributed from a philanthropic donor.
Charles Darwin University (CDU) has an officially opened its $7 million North Australian Centre for Oil and Gas (NACOG), which it says is at the vanguard of research and training for the Northern Territory’s burgeoning oil and gas industry.
The Federal and Territory Governments have announced a $26 million funding boost to the University of Canberra in a bid to help it offer more courses, new entry pathways and access to the latest technologies.
The United States’ Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, has taken part in the official launch of the Perth USAsia Centre, a new Western Austrlian-based institution aimed at strengthening ties between the US, Australia and the Asian region.
The CSIRO has released a new report detailing how emerging technologies help emergency services better manage the impacts of natural disasters and minimise their impacts on people, infrastructure and the environment.
A delegation of top RMIT academics has landed in China in a bid to establish a research collaboration with one of China’s leading technological universities, Tsinghua University.
The country’s best higher education teachers have been recognised for their outstanding contribution to education at the 2012 Australian Awards for University Teaching at a gala night at the National Gallery of Australia earlier this week.
The Australian National University (ANU) has unveiled the world’s 24th most powerful research supercomputer, with a processing power equivalent to 30,000 desktop computers working in tandem.
The total global area affected by drought has not expanded over the past 60 years, according to new research released by the Australian National University (ANU).