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Global rankings place La Trobe among leading universities

November 26, 2013

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La Trobe University has been ranked among the top 200 universities globally in the Arts and Humanities and top 300 in Management and Social Science in this year’s QS World University Rankings announced in September. It also rates among the top 200 world universities for the proportion of international staff and students. Vice-Chancellor Professor John […]

New future for historic Greek migration archive

October 3, 2013

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La Trobe University’s recently announced three-year Greek Archives project was inspected in September by a high-level delegation when the Greek Ambassador to Australia, Mr Haris Dafaranos and Consul-General for Victoria, Mrs Eleni Lianidou, visited the Melbourne campus. Also taking part were the Greek Consul for Education Mr Vasileios Gkogas, three Greek community members of the […]

La Trobe journal offers rare insight into Nelson Mandela

July 23, 2013

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There are journals and journals…. In the world of historica sociology and big ideas Thesis Eleven – nurtured and edited at La Trobe University for some three decades – has stood as a beacon, shedding light on all manner of things. Its latest coup is publishing an interview with Gert Johannes ‘Jakes’ Gerwel. The former […]

New initiatives as La Trobe China links ‘come of age’

July 22, 2013

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Three key La Trobe education partnerships in China have ‘come of age’ as the University moves to expand these as part of its future strategy in Asia. In July the University celebrated the 21st anniversary of its links with the Chinese University of Hong Kong, La Trobe’s first venture into transnational education. More than 1,500 […]

Bollywood at La Trobe: linking film and education

April 26, 2013

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Two of the biggest names of the Indian film industry, veteran superstar Amitabh Bachchan and the late film director and entrepreneur Yash Chopra,  have been honoured  by La Trobe University. In early May  the University  renamed its Agora Cinema the Yash Chopra Cinema for one year, launching a series of Indian film screenings that will […]

Australia’s approach to Chinese investment is unsustainable

April 19, 2013

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La Trobe University research into Chinese multinationals operating in Australia warns that Australia’s approach to Chinese investment is unsustainable in the long-term. The one-year study found that many Chinese multinationals, particularly in the resource sector, were plagued by delays, cost overruns, the productivity of local workers, as well as public resentment. It said given negative […]

She’s a top instructor on Apple’s iTunes U

March 6, 2013

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La Trobe historian Dr Rhiannon Evans has been named one of twenty leading university instructors on iTunes U – the only academic not from an institute in the United States. iTunes U – Apple’s online education platform run through the iTunes store – has celebrated its billionth download by naming twenty leading university instructors. One […]