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New Learning Circle celebrates Kaurna culture on campus

Fred Agius

The University of Adelaide recognises and celebrates the Kaurna Aboriginal people and their deep connection to the Adelaide Plains, with the opening of the University’s new Kaurna Learning Circle.

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World leading experts to spearhead $20m of vital space sector R&D investment by SmartSat CRC

Associate Professor Tat-Jun Chin

In a $20m investment, nine Professorial Chairs have been established by SmartSat and its partner universities in artificial intelligence, optical communications and cybersecurity for development of next generation space technologies to stimulate Australia’s economic growth in space.

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World’s smallest imaging device has heart disease in focus

Ultrathin 3D printed endoscope imaging an artery_credit_ Simon Thiele and Jiawen Li

A team of researchers led by the University of Adelaide and University of Stuttgart has used 3D micro-printing to develop the world’s smallest, flexible scope for looking inside blood vessels.

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Smart needle receives $1mil to make brain surgery safer

Smart needle in surgery (photo supplied by ir Charles Gairdner Hospital)

A smart brain biopsy needle for faster and safer neurosurgery has received $1 million from the Australian Government’s BioMedTech Horizons program, operated by MTPConnect.

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Learning lucid dreaming could help in isolation

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New research at the University of Adelaide has found that several techniques increase people’s chances of having lucid dreams. Lucid dreaming is when the dreamer is aware they’re dreaming while they are still dreaming and can control the experience. This may be useful for those self-isolating due to COVID-19.

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Dietary guidelines incompatible with global targets

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A team of researchers, including the University of Adelaide, has found most dietary recommendations provided by national governments are incompatible with global health and environmental targets such as the Paris Climate Agreement, and are in need of reform.

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New research to help wineries manage smoke taint

Image of purple grape bunches hanging from a green grapevine

A new project to help Australia’s winemaking industry understand and respond to the impact of taint from bushfire smoke, which includes research from the University of Adelaide, has received $950,000 in Cooperative Research Centre Project (CRC-P) funding from the Federal Government.

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Maths & numeracy MOOC boost

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The University of Adelaide is partnering with Education Services Australia on a new $9.5 million project to strengthen the capacity of teachers to teach mathematics and numeracy in Australian schools. The project will deliver a series of mathematics Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) for teachers and also produce an online mathematics and numeracy resources hub for teachers, parents and students.

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University of Adelaide appoints its 17th Chancellor

Catherine Branson

The University of Adelaide Council today announced the appointment of former Federal Court Judge and Crown Solicitor of South Australia, The Honourable Catherine Branson AC QC, as its 17th Chancellor.

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Top talent appointment to boost defence research capability

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The University of Adelaide has appointed Joanne Wallis as Professor of International Security, as part of its plans to enhance its capability in security related research, and contribute additional expertise to major defence projects in the national interest.

Joanne is a leading academic voice within the Australian strategic and foreign affairs policy community and
the chief investigator on two ARC Discovery Projects, analysing Australian interventions in the Pacific Islands and the operation of the Australia-New Zealand alliance.

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