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Rise in Top VCE achievers from State Schools – offered Scholarships

Melbourne, December 20: The wait was officially over for thousands of students who completed the final chapter of their secondary schooling this year, with results released December 14. A total of 43 top VCE achievers were offered a Melbourne Chancellor’s Scholarship. Minister for Education James Merlino congratulated more than 64,000 students across the state who received…

Prof Veena can turn your old clothing into high-end building material

Sydney, December 19: Don’t throw out your old clothing – researchers at UNSW Sydney have developed an effective process to turn old clothing and textiles into high-quality building products such as flat panels. These high-end composite products can have a wood veneer look or a ceramic-style finish and were lab tested for qualities such as…

School Students & Celebrities protest Climate Change, Adani

‘Strike 4 Climate Action’ brings thousands of students together across Australia Melbourne, December 1: Thousands of schoolchildren across Australia walked out of class on Friday, to demand action by the federal government on climate change. The “Strike 4 Climate Action”, inspired by 15 year old Swedish student Greta Thunberg, brought together children in capital cities and 20…

Have you been a Racist? You could be running for $1000 scholarship

Melbourne Law Firm Offering $1,000 Scholarship to “Racist” Students Melbourne, November 13: Students who admit to being racist or xenophobic – a fear of, or discomfort with, foreigners – could share in a $1,000 scholarship in 2019. The scholarship is offered by Melbourne-based law firm, Global Mobility Immigration Lawyers & Migration Agents, which runs an…

Prof Shitij Kapur & Prof Prashanthan Sanders elected AAHMS Fellows

Melbourne, October 11: The Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences (AAHMS) has elected 37 new Fellows, including Prof Shitij Kapur & Prashanthan Sanders in recognition of their outstanding contributions to the health and well being of Australians and to the medical research community in Australia. 12 of the 37 elected Fellows are women; and 13…

Mobiles to be faster, thinner and flexible – Ankur Sharma’s semiconductor

International student Ankur Sharma invents semiconductor that can convert electricity into light very efficiently and is bendable Sydney, October 5: As technology updates and improves constantly, it also leaves behind an enormous e-waste that all goes to the landfill. Australia produces 200,000 tonnes of e-waste every year, generated by discarded electronic devices. We produce a…

International student numbers surge by 15 per cent

Canberra, June 26: Australia has bolstered its popularity as a world class education destination with new data showing international student numbers soared by 15 per cent in the first three months of this year compared to 2016. Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham said the surging international student numbers came on top of growth…

Koi Mil Gaya? Indian PhD student in Australia proves cosmic signals are ‘really’ from outer space

Melbourne, April 3: An Indian PhD student living in Melbourne has settled one of astronomy’s burning questions with a radio telescope that she helped refurbish – detecting cosmic signals from outer space. Hawthorn based, Manisha Caleb, 27, is enrolled at The Australian National University and works at Swinburne University, where she teamed up with her…

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