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Adelaide researchers win DART grants

Five University of Adelaide researchers have won funding for new research projects on one of Australia's biggest health problems, diabetes. The 2012 Diabetes Australia Research Trust (DART) awards held recently saw more than $2.8 million in diabetes research grants presented to ...

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Beynon to be engineering head at UA

The University of Adelaide has announced the appointment of Professor John Beynon as executive dean, Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences. Beynon will take over the position from Professor Peter Dowd who led the Faculty since July 2004 and ...

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JCU professor wins Heineken Prize

William Laurance, a Distinguished Professor and Australian Laureate at James Cook University in Cairns is to receive the 2012 Heineken Prize for Environmental Science. The Heineken Prizes are among the largest awards in the sciences, presented biennially for medicine, history, ...

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New advisory board for RMIT Business College

RMIT’s College of Business has announced an industry advisory board which includes Telstra chief information officer, Patrick Eltridge, and Graham Hodges, deputy CEO, ANZ Bank as well as Gerhard Vorster, chief strategy officer, Deloitte. Vorster will chair the inaugural board. ...

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UQ appointees to ARC College

Two University of Queensland professors at the Institute for Social Science Research have been appointed to the Australian Research Council College (formerly known as College of Experts).  The new appointees are Professors Janeen Baxter and Brian Head.  The ARC College ...

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Visvader elected to Australian Academy of Science

Walter and Eliza Hall Institute breast cancer researcher Professor Jane Visvader has been selected to become a fellow of the Australian Academy of Science. The fellowship recognises Visvaderʼs research over the past decade that has identified rare breast stem cells that ...

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Thorn for R&D director

Curtin University has appointed the former director of the Australian Sustainable Development Institute, Charlie Thorn, as director research and development. Thorn has more than 30 years experience in research management, commercialisation and technology transfer in the agriculture, fisheries and university ...

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Honorary degree for Gallop

Former Western Australian Premier  Dr Geoff Gallop  is one of several people whose contributions to society will be recognised at The University of Western Australia during its autumn series of graduations for 3,471 students.  Gallop, who will be awarded Honorary Degree ...

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Strategy expert for Flinders

Gill Troup, who has been deputy principal (strategy and performance) at the University of the West of Scotland for four years, has been appointed vice-president (strategy and planning) at Flinders University in South Australia. Troup has been hired to provide ...

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Wright takes DVC job

Curtin University has appointed  Professor Graeme Wright as deputy vice-chancellor, research and development. Wright began his career at Curtin in 1991 as a lecturer in spatial sciences, before obtaining his PhD in the same discipline in 2000. In 2004, he was ...

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