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New era in scientific debate for Australia

07 February, 2008 by Kylie Wilson-Field, Journalist

Industries and sectors wait with baited breath for revolutionary new policies to be announced, increases in spending to be determined and any policies that the old government had planned can generally be assured of being tossed out the window


Readers respond to "Promoting science"

15 November, 2007

Our article on the state of science education in primary, secondary and tertiary institutions in Australia struck a chord with readers. We've assembled a few responses for your perusal:


Guidelines for analysing research economics

09 November, 2007

The Cooperative Research Centres (CRC) Association has released a guidebook designed to greatly improve scientists’ ability to accurately assess the economical benefit of their research.


Promoting science

06 November, 2007 by Janette Woodhouse, Editor

You can't just wake up one morning and decide to go for that job as a scientist. You need some qualifications


Leading scientist throws in the labcoat

25 October, 2007

The Australian National University will be using the 12th Frank and Bobbie Fenner Conference to honour the retirement of Emeritus Prof Frank Fenner, the Australian scientist who oversaw the eradication of smallpox.


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.


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