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Australian elected as president for international organisation

11 October, 2007

An Australian has been elected president of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), as it becomes increasingly involved in major global issues such as climate change, security and social responsibility.

Funding boost for international research partnerships

28 September, 2007

The Australian government has announced it will provide $3.5 million for projects to commence in 2008 under the Australian Research Council’s (ARC) Linkage International scheme.

National research facility launched

27 September, 2007

A $41 million national research facility for cutting-edge microscopy and microanalysis was launched by the Federal Minister for Education, Science and Training, the Hon Julie Bishop MP, at the University of Sydney today.

Lecturing on ethics leads to misconduct

26 September, 2007

Teaching the responsible way to conduct research might not always guarantee positive results on students and young researchers, according to an American study presented at the first World Conference on Research Integrity in Lisbon this month.

$91 million boost for medical research

13 September, 2007

Sydney University is contributing $30 million towards the construction of a new education and research centre at the Royal North Shore Hospital (RNS).

Call for applications for the VISTECH Fund

02 August, 2007

The latest funding round of the Victoria Israel Science and Technology R&D Fund (VISTECH) has just opened, with the deadline for all applications on Monday 10 September 2007.

Australian neuroscientist wins UK accolade

25 July, 2007

The 2008 Rank Prize for Optoelectronics has been won by Prof Mandyam Srinivasan, head of Visual Neuroscience at the Queensland Brain Institute.

Centre for mine automation to be established

09 July, 2007

Rio Tinto has announced major funding for one of the world's largest civilian robotics research centres, a centre for mining automation, which will be based at The University of Sydney.

Australian Alzheimer’s study

20 June, 2007

A major Australian study to better understand Alzheimer's disease has started.

Australian scientists redefining the kilogram

14 June, 2007

Australian scientists will tomorrow take delivery of the silicon they will use to redefine the kilogram.

Funding for business globalisation

28 May, 2007

The government has introduced the Global Opportunities program, promising $254.1 million over 10 years to help Australian companies become global businesses.

Sydney professor honoured with prestigious award

24 May, 2007

Two respected chemists across the world from one another will share the 2007 Welch Award in Chemistry, bestowed for their achievements in theoretical chemistry.

New appointments to Monash institutes

17 May, 2007

Leading international molecular biologist, Professor Nadia Rosenthal has been appointed head of Victoria’s new Regenerative Medicine Institute in an announcement made by Minister for Innovation, John Brumby.

Unique research collaboration opportunity with Hong Kong

16 May, 2007

A leading Chinese official has highlighted Australia’s opportunity to undertake new R&D collaborations with Hong Kong, in the lead-up to the 2007 Cooperative Research Centres Association Conference.

UQ uses nanotechnology in medical testing

18 April, 2007

University of Queensland researchers are using nanotechnology in the medical diagnostic testing of diseases such as cervical cancer.

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