University of Wollongong - Media Releases en-au RSS feed of Media Releases from the University of Wollongong, Australia. © 2007-2017 University of Wollongong Tue, 21 Nov 2017 09:00:00 +1100 60 Sleep and screen time the focus in new physical activity guidelines for young children Tue, 21 Nov 2017 09:00:00 +1100 Guidelines for parents and carers recognise importance of good quality sleep for healthy developmentNew National Guidelines on physical activity, sedentary time and sleep for young children were launched this morning (Tuesday, 21 November) by the Federal Minister for Health, ... MED Undergraduate student elections declared Mon, 20 Nov 2017 18:10:00 +1100 University enforces regulations following student election appeals.The University of Wollongong (UOW) has today declared the outcome of the 2018 Wollongong Undergraduate Student Association (WUSA) elections and taken decisive action to enforce the WUSA Electoral Regulations following a formal app... POL Western building plans to go on public exhibition Thu, 16 Nov 2017 10:33:00 +1100 Community invited to comment on University building project plans. Plans for the University of Wollongong’s Western Building have been released for public exhibition today (Thursday 16 November). The planned four storey Western Building will be a landmark development for the Wollo... EDU The Best of Friends program comes to UOW Thu, 16 Nov 2017 09:38:00 +1100 Pre-service teachers to deliver social and emotional learning program for kids. A new education program that focuses on the social and emotional needs of school-aged children will be delivered at the University of Wollongong (UOW) from early next year.The Best of Friends® program, develo... EDU Graduate opportunities boosted by new business partnership Tue, 14 Nov 2017 18:22:00 +1100 Doors open for students in health, wealth and career.University of Wollongong (UOW) students will have even more opportunities to gain work experience and graduate employment in the Illawarra region, following a new partnership between the University and Mercer, one of the world’s leading f... EDU UOW students awarded $773k in Endeavour Mobility Funding Fri, 10 Nov 2017 14:54:00 +1100 Two-way mobility of students supported through Government funding.The University of Wollongong has been awarded $773,500 in mobility funding as part of the 2018 Australia Awards – Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships.Officially announced by the Minister for Education and Training, Senator... EDU IHMRI scientist wins motor neurone disease research prize Fri, 10 Nov 2017 14:23:00 +1100 Molecular biologist Associate Professor Justin Yerbury has been awarded the Betty Laidlaw MND Research PrizeDr Justin Yerbury has been awarded the prestigious Betty Laidlaw MND Research Prize at the 13th MND Australia Research Conference in Sydney.The prize funds an outstanding mid-career researc... MED UOW researchers awarded $8.7m in ARC funding Fri, 10 Nov 2017 09:41:00 +1100 Grants to 25 projects tackling issues from the auto industry’s future to infant motor development and cognitionThe University of Wollongong (UOW) has been awarded $8.7 million in Australian Research Council (ARC) funding for 25 projects spread across the disciplines of science, technology, ... TEC Disadvantaged at most risk of high blood sugar related diseases Wed, 8 Nov 2017 05:00:00 +1100 Study finds vulnerable communities at greater danger of Type 2 diabetes, heart, kidney and eye diseaseA study by University of Wollongong (UOW) researchers in partnership with Southern IML Pathology has found that people from disadvantaged areas are most at risk of illness from high blood sugar l... MED UOW calls for U-turn on Gong Shuttle fare call Mon, 6 Nov 2017 19:08:00 +1100 Vice-Chancellor speaks up for students and community at extraordinary council meetingUniversity of Wollongong Vice-Chancellor, Professor Paul Wellings, CBE, used an address to Wollongong City Council tonight (Monday 6 November) to call for a reversal of the decision by Transport for NSW (TfNSW) t... POL Support program for people with Borderline Personality Disorder launched Mon, 6 Nov 2017 13:12:00 +1100 International conference unveils alternative model of careA project that presents guidelines on how to run a peer support workshop for people living with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) was launched at an international conference at the University of Wollongong (UOW) recently ( MED Researchers gather to unlock Australia‚Äôs environmental and human history Mon, 6 Nov 2017 09:58:00 +1100 Centre of Excellence for Australian Biodiversity and Heritage holds first Annual SymposiumThe recently launched, $46-million Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Australian Biodiversity and Heritage (CABAH) is holding i... TEC UOW helping drive NSW defence Fri, 3 Nov 2017 12:38:00 +1100 New NSW Defence Innovation Network announcedThe University of Wollongong (UOW) will be at the forefront of defence-related research and development activity in NSW as a founding member of a new Defence Innovation Network (DIN) announced today (Friday 3 November 2017).The new network, announced by... ECN Expressions of interest now open for two major building projects Thu, 2 Nov 2017 16:26:00 +1100 Campus Master Plan to come to life with new state-of-the-art facilities.  The University of Wollongong (UOW) is calling for Expressions of Interest (EOI) for the construction of two major building projects on the Wollongong campus. Bringing the Campus Master Plan to life, the new build... TEC Shark and ray populations at greater risk than thought Thu, 2 Nov 2017 15:26:00 +1100 Pregnant sharks and rays abort offspring when caughtEndangered shark and ray species are at greater risk from human activity than previously thought, a paper by University of Wollongong (UOW) researchers published in the journal TEC Designing cities to keep us healthy and out of hospital Thu, 2 Nov 2017 14:50:00 +1100 Latest research on urban greening and its health benefits presented at forumAs the health and social benefits of green space become clearer – and as the density of Australian cities grow larger – planners and real estate developers, government departments and local health districts ar... MED University galled by Gong Shuttle backflip Thu, 2 Nov 2017 09:37:00 +1100 Transport for NSW breaks Premier’s promise to WollongongUniversity of Wollongong Vice-Chancellor, Professor Paul Wellings, CBE, has expressed his disappointment at Transport for NSW’s announcement yesterday (Wednesday 1 November 2017) that Opal fares would be applied to the free Gong ... POL Learning and teaching success takes centre stage at November graduation celebrations Wed, 1 Nov 2017 10:54:00 +1100 New graduates impacting on communities domestically and internationally.Almost 500 University of Wollongong (UOW) students are wearing the blue gowns today (1 November) as they gather for graduation celebrations at the Wollongong campus University Hall.Students from the ... EDU Funding boost for University of Wollongong Bioprint Facility Thu, 26 Oct 2017 09:49:00 +1100 World-first facility will expedite development of commercial opportunities in 3D bioprintingThe University of Wollongong (UOW) will establish a world first facility to enable the development of bioinks and customised bioprinting systems for targeted clinical applications. This will be greatl... TEC Researchers to investigate the mystery of Thirlmere Lakes Wed, 25 Oct 2017 10:50:00 +1100 Study to look for the cause of decline in water levelsResearchers from the University of Wollongong will join with colleagues from the University of NSW (UNSW) and the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) in an effort to solve the mystery of the fluctuating water levels ... TEC