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Reinventing the radical: ‘Future Ready’ plan unveiled

December 4, 2012

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La Trobe University  has unveiled its bold Future Ready five-year strategic plan with a distinctive new focus on research and learning, strong growth in student numbers – and a return to its ‘radical beginnings’ reinterpreted for the educational, national and global needs of the 21st century. Vice-Chancellor John Dewar, in a six-day round of campus, community […]

New focus on core strengths and values

September 19, 2012

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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 […]

Under 50 – and looking fabulous

May 31, 2012

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La Trobe University in two just-released global surveys has been ranked among the top 50 and top 100 ‘younger’ universities in the world. These universities have been founded in the past 50 years during an era of unprecedented growth in global higher education, contributing to widespread intellectual, social and economic achievement. The two rankings are […]

Mick Malthouse takes up mentoring and leadership role

February 14, 2012

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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 […]

La Trobe adds new courses to iTunesU

September 5, 2011

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More than two million University podcasts already downloaded : Five La Trobe University subjects are now available free of charge to anyone wishing to download through the University’s growing presence at La Trobe on iTunesU. The subjects are from courses including History of Children’s Literature, Web Publishing for Journalists and Australian Environmental History. The podcasted lectures […]

Budget boost for regional education

June 8, 2011

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Additional Federal Government funding will make a real difference to the quality of regional higher education in central and northern Victoria. Welcoming the recent budget decision to double regional load funding for universities – a move that increases La Trobe’s share from $1.07m to more than $3.7m – Vice-Chancellor, Professor Paul Johnson, strongly praised the […]

World-first for sustainability reporting

June 8, 2011

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La Trobe University has taken a big step towards reducing its environmental footprint, cutting energy use in campus buildings by 11 per cent. The University has also helped reduce single car occupancy rates by staff and students travelling to and from its Melbourne campus by five per cent. And less waste is being sent to […]