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Tropical Pacific “sweet spot” partly responsible for Arctic warming

global warming

An international team of scientists estimate that up to half of the recent global warming in Greenland is caused by natural climate variations. The research, published in the journal Nature, sheds new light on the rapid melting of Greenland’s glaciers. Crucially it indicates that global warming caused by carbon dioxide emissions may not be the only factor responsible. Dr Ailie ... Read More »

Universities, and students, facing new world order after budget

Australian Universities

By Geoff Maslen Tomorrow’s federal budget could provide some unwelcome surprises for the nation’s 39 public universities. Geoff Maslen reports.  With Australia’s spending higher education expected to exceed $25 billion this year, it is likely to be a cost-saving target in tomorrow’s federal budget and changes seem likely to cheer vice-chancellors, alarm their academics and outrage the nation’s 1 million ... Read More »

Education Minister Christopher Pyne announces support for fee competition among universities

Leader of the House Christopher Pyne during House of Representatives question time at Parliament House in Canberra, Monday, March 24, 2014. (AAP Image/Daniel Munoz) NO ARCHIVING

By James Glenday Federal Education Minister Christopher Pyne says he supports allowing universities to compete on price, in what is the strongest indication yet that the Government is moving towards deregulating university fees. In a speech to a private audience at Monash University, Mr Pyne said the nation’s higher education institutions would struggle to join the ranks of the world’s ... Read More »

Major boost for Victorian compensation health research

Monash University

Monash University announced that it will continue to provide vital research expertise for the Institute for Safety Compensation and Recovery Research (ISCRR) under a new five-year agreement with the Transport Accident Commission (TAC) and Victorian WorkCover Authority (VWA). The new Research Institute Collaboration Agreement (RICA) will see the TAC and VWA continue to fund the Monash-based Institute through to 2018, ... Read More »

Prestigious fellowships for Monash researchers

Monash University

A biochemist and a plant geneticist from Monash University are among researchers who have today been announced as Fellows of the Australian Academy of Science (AAS). Every year the Academy honours the work of Australia’s leading scientists with election to its Fellowship. Professor Jamie Rossjohn from the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and Professor John Bowman from the School ... Read More »

Ancient debris key to Earth’s secrets

earth

An international team of researchers, led by scientists from Monash University, has uncovered new evidence about the formation of Earth. For years experts have known that the movement of tectonic plates caused continents to collide, resulting in a massive build-up of assorted geological ‘debris’, including great mountain belts and ranges. The collisions, which occurred millions of years ago, and some ... Read More »

Monash University to go smoke-free

tobacco

Monash University announced it will go smoke-free across all Victorian campuses to better support the health and wellbeing of staff, students, and visitors. Monash is part of a joint campaign with all Victorian universities to provide a healthier environment on all campuses. While Monash currently prohibits smoking indoors, inside vehicles and within ten metres of doorways, smoking is currently accepted ... Read More »

Scientists unlock key to designing potential heart attack drug without the side effects

Monash University

Melbourne scientists are a step closer to creating a new drug to stop a heart attack in its tracks and reduce the damage caused, without any side effects. The Monash University research, published today in the journal, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA (PNAS), offers new hope to thousands of people who experience heart attacks and heart failure ... Read More »

Australian universities slip in global reputation rankings

University-of-Melbourne

Australian universities have taken a hit in the latest survey of global brand awareness, possibly due to last year’s federal budget cuts. As a country, Australia has slipped from third to equal fourth on the prestige index. It has five institutions in the 2014 Times Higher Education reputation rankings released on Thursday, down from six in 2013, with Monash University ... Read More »

Monash announces new appointment to its joint research institute in China

Monash University

Monash University has announced the appointment of Professor Aibing Yu as Pro Vice-Chancellor and President of its new Monash University-Southeast University Joint Research Institute in Suzhou, China. Monash is the only Australian university to be granted a licence to operate in China, one of the world’s largest and fastest-growing economies. The establishment of the Monash University-Southeast University Joint Research Institute ... Read More »

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