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The Education Destination : Australia The Education Destination 2013
australia: the education destination 19 18 australia: the education destination World-First rEsEarcH Australian universities have a strong research focus and Australian scientists have contributed to world-first breakthroughs and technological advances. University of Ballarat Learn to succeed australia Ballarat Ballarat Melbourne Melbourne The university has gained a national reputation for its commitment to high quality learning, teaching and training, and for its applied research. ‘ ’ insPirinG studEnts to succeed The University of Ballarat provides a quality tertiary education experience that inspires its students to succeed. Australia is one of the world’s leading research nations on a per capita basis. Every day, over one billion people around the world rely on Australian discoveries to make their lives, and the lives of others, better. Australian universities have a strong research focus and they are recognised internationally for their scientific contributions. Australia remains at the forefront in research in such areas as biotechnology, solar power, drug design and astrophysics, nanotechnology and artificial intelligence. centres oF reseArch excellence When you undertake research in an Australian university, you will have access to state-of-the-art facilities, local and international links, and innovative approaches. Universities have specialist faculty and research centres on campus. Many of these centres work with other universities, research organisations and industry worldwide. Australian universities have links and agreements with universities and organisations in more than 100 countries. There are also Key centres of Teaching and research, Special research centres, and centres of Excellence in universities that are funded by the Australian research council. These centres are prestigious hubs of expertise through which high-quality researchers maintain and develop Australia’s international standing in research areas of national priority. The Australian Government invests in university research in many ways, including the cooperative research centre (crc) program, which currently has 37 research centres. This program links researchers with industry to create partnerships for the practical use of the research and its commercialisation. It is a unique program, recognised worldwide for its cutting-edge approach and commercial success. Through the crc program, university researchers become industry-ready graduates. The crc program has led to successful research–industry collaboration in a wide range of fields, including recent developments in the areas of: cochlear implants for the hearing-impaired; aerospace composite technologies; surveillance technologies in the global securities markets; biodegradable ‘bioplastic’ sheets; aluminium production; staff fatigue in mining sites; dental repair products; vaccine delivery systems for pigs; and ocean currents in the Antarctic and climate change. An Australian university program can help you move forward in your research and career goals. • FIND OUT MORE Cooperative Research Centres https://www.crc.gov.au Australian Research Council www.arc.gov.au Above: Australian universities have specialist research centres on campus, with links to other universities and research organisations around the world. our Bachelor of Engineering (Mining) students have an opportunity to do work placements with Xstrata, one of Australia’s largest mining companies. Our Human Movement and Sports Sciences, Nursing, and Education degrees all have work placement agreements with leading organisations in each field. success For our students But it is the students who really tell the story of the University of Ballarat. In the 2013 Good Universities Guide, the university again rated: • five stars for teaching Quality, for the fourth consecutive year • five stars each for Graduate Satisfaction and Staff-student ratios • four stars each for Getting a Job and Positive Graduate outcomes. FIND OUT MORE University of Ballarat Web: www.ballarat.edu.au Email: firstname.lastname@example.org The University of Ballarat also shows ‘Graduates in Full Time Employment’ at 80.4% on the Australian Federal Government’s website www.myuniversity.gov.au, the highest of any Victorian university. There are many reasons why the University of Ballarat is a great place to study, but it is the focus we have on students and their success that drives what we do. • the university of Ballarat is the only regional university in Victoria providing technical, vocational and higher education programs, as well as significant research opportunities. our purpose is to provide a quality tertiary education experience that inspires our students to succeed. The university has several hundred programs across many fields of study including business and commerce, human and community services, the visual and performing arts, the sciences, mathematics, information technology, engineering, nursing, paramedicine, biomedical sciences, food sciences, teacher education, the behavioural and social sciences, the humanities, human movement, sport sciences, the various trades and in manufacturing services. To enhance its range of research activities, the university hosts a number of research centres and has collaborative arrangements for research with a number of Australian and overseas universities. The university has gained a national reputation for its commitment to high quality learning, teaching and training, and for its applied research. It is well known for its engagement with industry, business and its regional communities and for its innovative Technology Park in Ballarat. industry connections And Work plAcements We pride ourselves on the quality of our programs and the industry connections that we have. For more than 15 years, IBM, the global computer company, has had a presence at the university and our Bachelor of IT (Professional Practice) guarantees successful participants a job with IBM at the end of the program. universityprogrAms
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