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New Hallmark Program and Indigenous Studies initiatives

February 21, 2014


La Trobe University has launched its unique ‘Hallmark Program’ for high achieving students – with the foundation cohort of 23  arriving on campus in February – as well as a special on-line introductory Indigenous studies module aimed at all students. The Hallmark Program is designed to help students extend their thinking on key global issues […]

Farewell to early mature-age student and benefactor

February 7, 2014


The 1970s were a formative decade at La Trobe University – a new era of educational opportunity and belief that student activism could create a better world. Into that heady mix stepped Iris Manton.  A grandmother  and one of La Trobe’s earliest mature-aged students, she went on to become a life-long friend of the University […]

Are the days of the ATAR numbered?

August 30, 2013


Alternative university entry from school no longer a bridge too far In a Victorian first, La Trobe University next year will welcome new students into its science and health science courses based not on their Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR), but on completion of a highly innovative new tertiary entry program. Piloted by the University for the […]

La Trobe tops new global ‘green’ rankings

January 16, 2013


La Trobe University has been ranked first in Australia – and 63rd internationally – in the latest Universitas Indonesia Greenmetric Ranking of World Universities. More than 215 universities from 49 countries took part in the survey, which is now in its third year.  The rankings compare the efforts made by universities towards campus sustainability and […]

New focus on core strengths and values

September 19, 2012


La Trobe University aims to ‘create new degrees in subject areas where we can clearly claim to be the best in the country – like food security, water and sustainability, human security, and regional Australia’. In a speech that invoked vintage Dylan to highlight education change, Vice-Chancellor John Dewar said: ‘To study in these subjects […]

Mick Malthouse takes up mentoring and leadership role

February 14, 2012


La Trobe journalism and sports management students were the first to meet Mick Malthouse today at the inauguration of his role as the University’s first Vice-Chancellor’s Fellow. The former Collingwood coach has joined La Trobe on a three-year part-time appointment to support Vice-Chancellor John Dewar in areas such as student aspiration and leadership, strengthening schools in La Trobe’s […]

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