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On the move: January

New engineering dean for USYD The University of Sydney will welcome Professor Willy Zwaenepoel as the new dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies on 15 June 2018. Zwaenepoel is an experienced leader in experimental computer science research, ...

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New UOW health precinct to create 2,000 jobs

The University of Wollongong’s new health and wellbeing precinct will include Australia’s first patient-centred health clinic to offer aged care, retirement living, research facilities and teaching programs. Details about the plan released last week confirmed that Lendlease would lead the ...

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Sliding into DMs: The academic and Twitter

Interesting to see how the findings from a Nature study mapped onto my previous research into academics’ use of social media https://t.co/BWKhJ6b6Kx — Deborah Lupton (@DALupton) January 29, 2018 Lupton’s Inception-like tweet of another academic’s tweet about social media is ...

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Fight to save habitat trees at UNE

Students and staff at the University of New England have reacted strongly against the decision to remove 78 native trees from the campus, and are calling for the demolition to cease immediately. Contractors began removing the first of the trees on ...

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UNSW tackles gender imbalance

The University of New South Wales aims to smash gender imbalance in engineering by bringing the number of females enrolled in the degree up to 30 per cent by 2020. As part of the initiative, more than 100 girls from ...

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On the move December

UTAS NAMES NEW VC Ethicist, educator and strategic consultant Professor Rufus Black has been appointed vice-chancellor and president at the University of Tasmania. Black is currently master of the University of Melbourne’s Ormond College and deputy chancellor of Victoria University,and ...

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WSU to launch drone operations

Western Sydney University will become the first Sydney-based university to formalise its drone operations, when it launches its Drone Research and Teaching Unit (DRTU) next year. Led by Dr Sebastian Pfautsch, the unit will use drone technology both for teaching ...

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