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All careers great and skillful

Life has turned full circle for NMIT graduate Heather Newnham. From a love of horses that began when she was young, Heather successfully completed her Bachelor Equine Studies at NMIT before travelling to the U.S to further her equine industry knowledge. She\’s now working in the local equine industry and is returning to NMIT to […] … learn more→

Graduate hits a high note with Winston Churchill Fellowship

Arts graduate Matthew Lendrum is one of 107 Australians named as a Winston Churchill Fellow for 2011. The former student will use the scholarship to travel to the USA, UK and Germany to study how to engage children, young people and special-needs students through symphonic music. “I work for the Canberra Symphony Orchestra where I […] … learn more→

Climate engineering risks “moral corruption”

Deliberate alteration of the Earth’s environment by humans on a large scale to counter the effects of climate change and in some cases to avoid having to reduce carbon emissions, could be called ‘moral corruption’ according to a leading Australian ethicist. Professor Clive Hamilton from the Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics (CAPPE) raised […] … learn more→

The Australian National University

The Australian National University (ANU) is one of Australia\’s premier universities and ranked amongst the best in the world. It was created by Federal Parliament in 1946 to drive the nation forward and advance Australia\’s international standing through research and education of the highest quality. ANU is distinctive because of its national mission, international focus […] … learn more→

East Timor culture captured at Challenger

Six East Timorese trainees have designed and manufactured an aluminium crocodile, which has cultural significance in their homeland, as part of their process and maintenance training at Challenger Institute of Technology. The trainees have just completed 15 weeks study at Challenger Institute’s Australian Centre for Energy and Process Training (ACEPT) in preparation for working at […] … learn more→

Help stop the starving – and its causes

Parts of Somalia, Kenya and Ethiopia are facing one of the worst droughts for 60 years, and around 10 million people are desperately in need of food, clean water and basic sanitation. For many people, access to water is a mere turn of the tap away; for Abdha Aso, a 20-year-old mother of five, it […] … learn more→