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New Hallmark Program and Indigenous Studies initiatives

February 21, 2014

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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 […]

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 […]

Indigenous Totem Art graces new molecular science institute

October 16, 2013

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The first large-scale public sculpture commissioned by the University from an Indigenous artist was unveiled on La Trobe’s Melbourne campus in October. Titled Murri Totems, the sculpture is by Reko Rennie, an interdisciplinary artist whose work on Indigenous culture and identity in modern urban environments has been shown internationally including Paris, New York, Berlin and […]

On track to become Number One in sport

August 12, 2013

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Olympian and one of Australia’s greatest-ever sprint hurdler, Kyle Vander Kuyp, has helped launch La Trobe’s bid to become Australia’s leading sport university. Announcing details of La Trobe Sport, the event was held at the Melbourne Cricket Ground attended by 140 guests from Victoria’s sporting community. Vice-Chancellor John Dewar said ‘La Trobe is very much […]

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 […]

VC’s Fellowships help explore ideas for science and society

April 16, 2013

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Two of Australia’s most outstanding thinkers, writers and public commentators – political and social scientist Robert Manne and biochemist and science journalist Elizabeth Finkel – have been made Vice-Chancellor’s Fellows at La Trobe University. Vice-Chancellor John Dewar announced the part-time appointments in April. He said Dr Finkel’s role would further enhance La Trobe’s standing as […]

$288m AgriBio centre opens on Melbourne campus

April 10, 2013

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Victoria’s new $288 million Centre for AgriBiosciences was officially unveiled in April on the University’s Melbourne campus. Opened by State Premier Denis Napthine and Vice-Chancellor John Dewar, the cutting-edge facility houses some 400 world-leading scientists. It is a joint venture between the Victorian Government and La Trobe University. ‘The work carried out at the AgriBio […]