University of Wollongong - Media Releases en-au RSS feed of Media Releases from the University of Wollongong, Australia. © 2007-2017 University of Wollongong Tue, 19 Sep 2017 07:00:00 +1000 60 Big Food and corporate social responsibility: marketing or public good? Tue, 19 Sep 2017 07:00:00 +1000 Study explores parents’ and children’s perceptions of junk food sponsorship of junior sport and community activities.While exposure to junk food marketing can create a desire in children to eat unhealthy foods, research undertaken at the University of Wollongong (UOW) is t... MED More quality green space in Australian cities supports healthier children Fri, 15 Sep 2017 10:51:00 +1000 Setting aside at least one fifth of urban land for quality parks and green space could help promote better mental health among children. The results were from a new study, being delivered by the University of Wollongong (UOW) in partnership with MED Graduate employability remains high at UOW Tue, 12 Sep 2017 09:28:00 +1000 UOW above nation's average for graduate employment rates and employer partnerships. For the third year in a row the University of Wollongong (UOW) has been ranked in the top 200 universities around the world for graduate employability outcomes.A fresh round of data released today (Tuesday 12... EDU Should industrial precincts be saved from redevelopment? Thu, 31 Aug 2017 15:39:00 +1000 Report analyses role of threatened manufacturing zones in fostering creative industries and small businessThe old industrial precinct along Carrington Road in the inner-Sydney suburb of Marrickville might not look like much from the outside, but it’s a hidden gem.The former factories and wa... ECN Teeth reveal last months of mother and child who lived 27,000 years ago Wed, 30 Aug 2017 09:11:00 +1000 Synchrotron light analysis of dental enamel gives insight into early human lifeA team of researchers has used synchrotron light to study the teeth of a prehistoric human foetus and learn about the life and death of the child and its mother, who lived 27,000 years ago.The team was led... TEC Minority women leaders an undervalued resource Tue, 29 Aug 2017 09:44:00 +1000 Workplaces not utilising the unique leadership abilities of women from minority groupsAustralian workplaces are missing out on a diverse array of leadership skills by not fully utilising the abilities and experiences of women from minority groups.Women from minority groups (including Indigenous w... ECN Global mobility funding win for UOW Tue, 29 Aug 2017 09:28:00 +1000 More students given support to live, study and learn across Indo-Pacific region.  The University of Wollongong (UOW) has been successful in attracting more than a million dollars in government funding to support overseas student internships.In the latest round of New Colombo Plan (NCP) mobil... EDU Google girls bound for South Korea Mon, 28 Aug 2017 15:12:00 +1000 Three UOW students claim sought after Google Scholarship. Three of UOW’s best and brightest have been recognised by tech-giant Google as part of the 2017 Women TechMakers Scholars Program.Alanna Vial (Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical Engineering), Rhiannon Grace Bolton (Bachelor of C... TEC Unique art education program teaches children about dementia Mon, 28 Aug 2017 11:21:00 +1000 Project DARE launches with a splash of colour.  The results of a unique project that uses art to illustrate children’s understanding of dementia is currently on display in Corrimal. An interdisciplinary team of researchers from the University of Wollongong (UOW) Global Challenges Pr... ART Good Universities Guide ranks UOW Australia’s best public uni for student experience Fri, 25 Aug 2017 16:49:00 +1000 UOW gets five stars for all student experience ratings. The student experience offered by the University of Wollongong (UOW) has been ranked above all other Australian public universities in the 2018 Good U... EDU Community support for smart cities project Thu, 24 Aug 2017 10:07:00 +1000 Local governments and University project to make the region smarterThe Illawarra Pilot Joint Organisation, comprising Wollongong, Shellharbour, Kiama and Shoalhaven Councils and the University of Wollongong’s SMART Infrastructure Facility has applied for $3 million in Federal funding for th... TEC University Council reappoints Ms Jillian Broadbent AO as Chancellor Tue, 22 Aug 2017 10:09:00 +1000 Two Deputy Chancellors elected for the first time. The University of Wollongong (UOW) is pleased to announce the re-appointment of Ms Jillian Broadbent AO as Chancellor and the appointment of two Deputy Chancellors for the first time in UOW history, following University Council elections l... Thousands expected at UOW Open Day Fri, 18 Aug 2017 11:49:00 +1000 UOW opens its doors to prospective students.  The University of Wollongong (UOW) will give thousands of prospective students the opportunity to ‘try before they apply’ at its annual open day tomorrow (Saturday 19 August) with lots of activities and events providing a taste of wha... EDU Making better humans, one polymer at a time Thu, 17 Aug 2017 15:03:00 +1000 National Science Week celebrated in special event. From bionic bras to handheld 3D printers for repairing damaged cartilage, shape-shifting medical implants and anti-cancer drugs delivered using nanoparticles, polymers are making humans better one molecule at a time.When many small molecules... TEC What a warmer planet means for coral reefs Tue, 15 Aug 2017 14:16:00 +1000 Climate scientist Dr Janice Lough to present Allan Sefton Memorial LectureRenowned climate scientist Dr Janice Lough will present this year’s Allan Sefton memorial lecture at the University of Wollongong on Friday 18 August.Dr Lough is a Senior Principal Research Scientist at the (AIMS), ... ENV Human trial to study health benefits of seaweed Mon, 14 Aug 2017 10:36:00 +1000 Researchers to test effect of extract on gut, skin and metabolic healthResearchers from the University of Wollongong (UOW) are about to embark on a second human trial to investigate the effect of seaweed fibre on gut, metabolic and skin health.The research team, which includes Professor MED UOW launches the ‘street smart’ MBA Thu, 10 Aug 2017 12:27:00 +1000 Redesigned postgraduate program will prepare students to tackles the challenges of tomorrow’s business world.The University of Wollongong Sydney Business School has launched its new-look Master of Business Administration (MBA), whic... EDU Modern humans in Southeast Asia 20,000 years earlier than thought Thu, 10 Aug 2017 03:00:00 +1000 Finding has major implications for theories on the spread of humans out of AfricaNew dating of human teeth found in Indonesia 120 years ago suggests modern humans were in Southeast Asia 20,000 years earlier than previously thought.An international team of researchers, led by Dr Kira Westaw... TEC Can green spaces help prevent Alzheimer’s disease? Mon, 7 Aug 2017 10:21:00 +1000 NHMRC Research Leadership Fellowship awarded for ground-breaking studyA world-first study by University of Wollongong (UOW) researcher Associate Professor Thomas Astell-Burt will examine whether urban green spaces have a ... MED UOW celebrates personalised approach to student admissions Thu, 3 Aug 2017 13:57:00 +1000 Prospective university students from across New South Wales and the ACT will this week take advantage of long-standing and successful early admissions schemes to secure their place in higher education.University applications for 2018 admissions through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC... EDU