February 28, 2014

Griffith University

Since opening its doors in 1975, Griffith University has come to be regarded as one of Australia's most innovative tertiary institutions and one of the most influential universities in the Asia-Pacific region.
We were the very first university in Australia to offer degrees in Asian studies and Environmental studies to our students and we remain a pioneer in these fields. We have grown to be a large multi-campus institution with internationally recognized strengths in teaching and research.

Griffith now offers more than 300 degrees across five campuses and is home to more than 43,000 students from 131 countries. Griffith is Australia’s ninth largest higher education provider.
Griffith in world's Top 50 under 50

Griffith University has been ranked 41st in the world's top 50 universities established within the past 50 years. The QS Top 50 Under 50 ranking is based on the highest performing young institutions in the 2013/14 QS World University Rankings.

Vice Chancellor and President of Griffith University, Professor Ian O'Connor, welcomed the result.

"I am delighted that Griffith has achieved this very good ranking of 41st in the world, but it's not completely unexpected given our solid rise on the overall QS rankings in 2013 in which the University was ranked 341st," Professor O'Connor said.

"It is recognition of Griffith's ongoing commitment to world-leading research and providing a quality learning experience for our students, leading to valued career outcomes."   Read more...

 


Introducing Griffith Sciences

Griffith University's School of Science, Environment, Engineering and Technology (SEET) has recently been renamed Griffith Sciences.

In addition to a new name, Griffith Sciences has also introduced a new Bachelor of Science program and launched Impact@Griffith Sciences - a new online suite of research publications showcasing the group's research and influence on industry, policy and our community.

Impact@Griffith Sciences comprises a website and a quarterly digital magazine. Subscribe for free today to stay up to date with the very latest developments at Griffith Sciences.

 


Students at OrientationOrientation: supporting the students
In the lead up to orientation, students may have been contacted by Griffith to remind them of the process of accepting their offer. We'll also be in contact with commencing students over the coming weeks to provide them with all of the details they need to know about starting their study at Griffith.

Griffith is dedicated to providing students with the support they require to enable success in their studies. Orientation is a key part of this process and it is important to ensure that students arrive in time for their compulsory orientation sessions. Should students fail to meet their compulsory orientation requirements, they risk their enrollment being cancelled.

Orientation for Semester 1 commences February 24 and runs for one week. Compulsory orientation sessions vary by course. Students can plan their orientation schedule online. The new Orientation Event Planner allows students to easily access their compulsory international and School sessions, as well as a variety of academic support sessions and social events to help them settle in to life at Griffith. Students will require their Griffith University student number and password to access the event planner.

The free Airport Reception will also be available to all new students commencing their first semester of study at Griffith University (including the Griffith English Language Institute) and is the easiest way for students to get from the airport to their accommodation in Australia.

A new group of over 140 Griffith Mates are waiting to meet our new students! They will be on-campus throughout Orientation Week to ensure that new students experience a smooth arrival and transition to Griffith. They offer enrollment and administrative support, campus tours, information sessions and a variety of social activities for all new students.


Important dates

Semester 1, 2014 
Orientation: 24-28 Feb
Classes start: 3 March
Application deadlines



StudyLink

Get the latest news and information through StudyLink. Griffith will add general information, important forms, special application procedures as well as up-to-date ESOS and National Code information. To arrange your StudyLink access email 
gi-agent@griffith.edu.au


Website Update

In response to user feedback, Griffith has launched a new search function on our website. The new search is more efficient, has extended coverage and provides access to new sets of digital information including social media, news, events and multimedia. 


Student Spotlight

William Heng
William Heng
Master of Training and Development
Offshore (Singapore)

"I am a professional trainer specialising in soft skills and the information I obtained from this program has helped me understand not just how we learn but why we learn things in particular ways.

I found [the Vocational Assessment] module invaluable as it explained the importance of assessing student understanding of learning and has definitely made me a better trainer.”


 Griffith English Language Institute

10 reasons to student at GELI










 


University Of Tasmania





COURSE NEWS


NEW! Bachelor of Marine and Antarctic Science

This degree aims to provide students with knowledge, competencies, skills and awareness of a broad variety of subjects linked together by the common theme of Marine and Antarctic Science. This rich and diverse theme emphasises an interdisciplinary approach that includes elements of biology, chemistry, physics, geology, oceanography, mathematics but also aims to integrate the natural sciences with management, policy and law. 
 
Areas of Study
Students choose a tailored program of study organised around one of three major streams.

Marine Biology: This stream provides a rigorous education in plant science and zoology with a focus on the biology and ecology of marine organisms, such as algae, invertebrates, fish and mammals, and their dynamics in marine and Antarctic ecosystems. Sample course structure

Policy and Governance: This stream focuses on management, policy and law with special relevance to the Antarctic and Southern Ocean which in Australia is a theme area unique to the University of Tasmania. Sample course structure

Physical Sciences: This stream provides an introduction in the physical sciences (mathematics, physics, earth sciences) allowing students to specialise in physical oceanography, chemistry, geology, GIS and remote sensing, physics, and modelling and technology. Sample course structure
.Click here for course information

 

 

NEW! 2 Year MBA (Advanced) Maritime & Logistics Management

Now available as a 2 year degree, this globally recognised Master of Business Administration (MBA) from AMC provides the foundation for graduates to undertake senior management positions in the booming international logistics and maritime industries.
This program includes the elements of a classic Master of Business Administration (MBA), complemented by a strong maritime and logistics focus. Students will gain an excellent understanding of contemporary issues in the industries and be well-equipped to undertake senior management positions in the sectors, as well as other international business.

Eligible applicants may apply for direct entry into the MBA program, which consists of 12 units of study. The course can be undertaken fully by coursework, allowing the most extensive coverage of discipline areas or alternatively, primarily by coursework with a final dissertation which gives students the opportunity to conduct more in-depth analysis of a chosen topic.

A popular alternative pathway to the MBA involves students commencing with the graduate certificate (four units) or graduate diploma (eight units). These courses are integrated and build upon each other. For example, if a student enters at graduate certificate level and successfully completes the four units of that course, these units are fully recognised when progressing into the graduate diploma or MBA course.

The graduate certificate and graduate diploma are also available as stand-alone courses for those who wish to receive a highly regarded management qualification in a shorter time-frame.

Want to find out more about the Maritime and Logistics Management MBA?  Call 13UTAS or apply now at: www.utas.edu.au/admissions

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UTAS NEWS



 

$45 million IMAS headquarters an emblem of Tasmania’s world-class future

The University of Tasmania’s Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS) headquarters, was officially opened on the 24th January by UTAS Vice-Chancellor Professor Peter Rathjen, Liberal Senator David Bushby and Tasmanian Premier Lara Giddings, cementing Tasmania’s reputation as a global leader in research and teaching.
“At IMAS we are pursuing an agenda of global excellence around research and teaching focussed on Antarctic and the southern ocean; aquaculture, fisheries management and marine conservation.








Not only is the work we do here as good as you’ll find anywhere on the planet, but we have an ambitious agenda for the future."
“We know that to achieve global excellence in an increasingly competitive higher education sector will require both scale and investment – attracting the world’s very best academics, to teach the world’s brightest students” Professor Rathjen said.
Located on Hobart’s Princes Wharf adjacent to the CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research, the five-star Green Star-rated building houses 290 staff and students, five purpose-built, state-of-the-art laboratories, a 92-seat waterfront lecture theatre and a public exhibition area.


A year of attainment for UTAS research

The latest edition of Research to Reality has just been released and explores the University of Tasmania’s thematic areas of creativity, culture and society. Each theme seeks to address fundamental questions of global significance relevant to the community.
You can get a snapshot of the breadth of research at UTAS via articles on such disparate subjects as the symphony inspired by Southern Ocean and Antarctic researchers; body-image issues in competitive swimming; and the depiction of ageing and post-menopausal women in popular culture.

Contemporary symphony adds new depth to ocean science

by Peter Cochrane
“From my perspective, it is an opportunity to communicate first how important the ocean is to sustaining life on Earth, and then to point to the significant ways in which the world’s oceans are changing in response to human activities.”
Nick Roden’s research into ocean chemistry took him to the frozen wastes of Antarctica in 2009-10 and again in 2012 – and then more recently to a temperate oceanic climate, that of the historic city of Prague.
 Click here for all the stories. 


Let’s Explore Tasmania

The University of Tasmania student experience is not just about study. Students relocating to Tasmania will have the opportunity to visit, explore and encounter World Heritage sites, pristine wilderness, fine food and wines, extraordinary wildlife and a vibrant arts culture.
Through our UTAS Friendly program a range of discounts and special offers are available for our international students and their visiting family and friends. 
Students are encouraged to take a break from the books during university holidays and on weekends to explore the State and broaden their Tasmanian experience.
Click here for more information. 







February 27, 2014

Tan Chong Technical Institute



All our course are combination with training and academic.
For more info, please logon to our website  www.tanchong.com.mywww.industrialstudies.org