The University of Canberra has announced in a statement that it tripled its research income last year.

According to the statement, in 2011, the University of Canberra signed new research contracts to a value of $21.2 million dollars, which was almost three times the $7.2 m value of contracts signed during 2010; its highest level of research income to date.

“The University of Canberra is placing a renewed emphasis on research. We have appointed a large number of new researchers and attracted more research students who are now capitalising on their expertise and winning more grants and signing new contracts,” Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) Professor Frances Shannon said.

Federal Minister for Science and Research, Senator Chris Evans, has addressed the Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute (AMSI), where he reiterated the importance of the mathematical sciences to the future prosperity of the country.

The University of Wollongong has announced the speaker list for its 11th Educational Leadership Conference.

The University of Sydney has been commended by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) for its strong research performance and its successful efforts to build multidisciplinary and international research collaborations.

The Tasmanian Government has announced a series of consultations on the rview of the role and function of Tasmania’s public vocational education and training providers.

The University of Notre Dame Australia has officially opened its Melbourne Clinical School in Weeibee, Victoria.

The Western Australian Government has announced a $1 million initiative to deliver iPads for the state’s highest potential students to ‘use touch technology to boost their literacy and numeracy skills’.

The New South Wales Minister for Education Adrian Piccoli has announced that contract issues between the Department of Education and Communities and transport providers that have been disrupting the Assisted School Travel Program has been resolved.

Melbourne University PhD researcher Anne Grant has released preliminary findings of her research into how gifted children behave in their formative educational years.

The Queensland Minister for Employment, Skills and Mining Stirling Hinchliffe has announced a partnership between TAFE and South East Queensland electricity distributor Energex to help combat the skills shortage in Queensland’s growth industries.

The Western Australian Government has announced the membership of the inaugural board of the School Curriculum and Standards Authority (SCSA).

Monash University has signed a new agreement with the University of Warwick in the UK to create an alliance between the two universities that aims to establish both as globally networked universities.

The Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, has outlined plans to provide vocational students with access to HECS-style loans and training subsidies in selected technical and service sector fields.

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