News In Brief
New University logo
The University of Adelaide has refreshed one of its most visible symbols - its logo.
Vice-Chancellor and President Professor James McWha said that with significant change across the higher education sector, it was imperative that the University was well-prepared to succeed in an increasingly competitive environment.
"The refreshed logo is an important step towards lifting the University to a new level of confidence and determination, as reflected in our recent (Times Higher Education World University) rankings, and reinforces our core values - leadership, innovation, excellence and relevance," he said.
He said the refreshed logo would help to "position the University effectively to current and potential students and staff, government, industry and the wider community".
Uni wins export award
The University of Adelaide has won the 2010 Business SA Education and Training Export Award for its significant contribution to international education.
The award acknowledges the University's role in educating approximately 7000 international students from more than 90 different countries around the world.
The University will now go into the national finals held in Sydney next month.
Postgraduate coursework online
The University of Adelaide is now offering the first of a suite of online postgraduate coursework degrees.
The University has engaged the online service firm, Colloquy, to support this new initiative. Colloquy is part of Kaplan, Inc., a subsidiary of the Washington Post Company. It is a leader in partnering with universities to deliver online programs with global reach and provides a range of integrated distance learning services, including round-the-clock technical support for students.
The first online program to be offered is the Master of Applied Project Management.
Institute links with global partner
The University of Adelaide's internationally renowned Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI) has signed an exclusive partnership with one of the world's leading providers of health products and services, Wolters Kluwer Health.
JBI, a global leader in evidence-based healthcare, will provide exclusive online access of its resources and information to the Netherlands-based company, which maintains operations in 35 countries.
Under the agreement, JBI will deliver the latest advances in evidence-based practice to Wolters Kluwer Health's global customers in the medical, nursing and allied health fields.
The Joanna Briggs Institute is an international not-for-profit research and development operation within the University of Adelaide's Faculty of Heath Sciences.