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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 […]

Archaeological dig at famous brewery site

February 25, 2013

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La Trobe students learn lessons about the city beneath their  feet Seventy La Trobe University archaeology students are working with professional archaeologists on an exciting six-week inner city ‘dig’ at the site of a famous former Melbourne landmark – the old Carlton United Brewery. Based at the top end of Swanston St, the archaeologists are […]

Nature in the Dark: nightlife like you’ve never seen it

November 21, 2012

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Science meets art in a La Trobe University ‘candid camera’ collaboration that is providing visitors to Melbourne’s Federation Square  with a rare giant-screen view of another world.  Between now and Christmas they will be able to watch intimate and unguarded moments showing how native animals have gone about their nightly lives since Victoria’s disastrous Black Saturday bushfires […]

Diamonds for cancer therapy: short film promotes a big idea

November 16, 2012

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Watch the three-minute  film here – and register your vote A short film featuring La Trobe University Physics Lecturer Dr David Hoxley is the only Australian finalist in the international Focus Forward – Short Films, Big Ideas competition after beating entries from 69 countries. It is one of twenty just-announced finalists vying for a grand jury […]

Welcome boost in major research funding

November 13, 2012

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La Trobe University has received about $6.4 milllion in this year’s funding allocations from both the National Health & Medical Research Council and the Australian Research Council (ARC). Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research), Professor Tim Brown, says in winning support for highly competitive major ARC ‘Discovery Projects’, La Trobe has achieved a very pleasing 15 per cent […]

La Trobe University and the Carbon Tax

May 17, 2012

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Still quarter of a million dollars ahead – and less pollution! La Trobe University has calculated it is about quarter of a million dollars better off under the new carbon tax regime because it produces energy for its Melbourne campus from its own gas-fired cogeneration plant. ‘More importantly, our carbon emissions would be much higher […]

Sport La Trobe – a new goal

May 7, 2012

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With expanded programs in sports education, research and sponsorship, La Trobe University has its sights on becoming one of Australia’s leading sport universities.   ‘It’s an aim not in anyway incompatible with our focus on boosting La Trobe’s ranking as a world-class research institution,’ says Vice-Chancellor, John Dewar, ‘or with our objective of widening access and community […]