Deakin University is an Australian public university with nearly 40,000 higher education students in 2010. It receives more than A$600 million in operating revenue annually, and controls more than A$1.3 billion in assets. It received more than A$35 million in research income in 2009 and had 835 research students in 2010. In 2009, its academics authored 33 books, 233 refereed conference papers, and 705 refereed journal papers. It has campuses in the coastal cities of: Geelong, Melbourne, and Warrnambool, Victoria. The University was named after the leader of the Australian federation movement and the nation's second Prime Minister, Alfred Deakin. Monash University is a commissioned Victorian university. Its establishment was the result of the commissioning of the Ramsay Committee, which was created by the State Government of Victoria and the Federal Government of Australia in September 1970, to establish Victoria's fourth university in regional Victoria. Three locations at Geelong, Ballarat and Bendigo were considered.
Climate change could wipe out Australian mammals
Australian native animals could be under threat of extinction from climate change, with a unique longitudinal study by Deakin University scientists finding our small mammal populations are suffering the ravages of long-term ...
Researchers attach miniature video cameras to seabirds
Deakin University researchers have been given a bird's eye view of Victoria's underwater kingdoms, after attaching miniature video cameras to seabirds in a bid to work out how they find food in different environments.
What is the best way to protect the community from sex offenders?
Managing sex offenders with punitive measures alone may not be the best way to make communities safer, according to a Deakin University forensic psychology expert.
Society continues to value mothers over women who do not have children, but at what cost?
How are women with no children faring in a society where being a mother, or not, continues to be used as a measure of a woman's worth?
Commercial fishing industry reeling from mental health crisis
Chronic job insecurity has led to a mental health crisis and high rates of suicide among Australian commercial fishers, according to a new Deakin University study published this month in Marine Policy journal.
Blue carbon the unsung hero in the fight against climate change
Deakin University scientists have completed Victoria's first ever stocktake of blue carbon hot spots, revealing millions of tonnes of stored carbon, which they say is at risk of being returned to the atmosphere unless conserved.
Bird beaks feeling the heat of climate change, say scientists
While the human population grapples with ways to counter the effects of climate change, Deakin University research has discovered that birds might have been working on their own solution for the past 145 years – grow bigger ...
Humans once hunted them, but may now hold key to fur seal survival
Oil rigs and artificial reefs are often given a bad rap for their environmental impact but they may be playing a vital role in feeding one of Australia's largest sea creatures, still recovering from centuries of hunting by ...
Addressing discriminatory sentencing practices to reduce high Indigenous imprisonment rates
A Deakin University study has revealed major differences in the sentencing of Indigenous offenders and highlights ways to reduce discriminatory sentencing practices.
Accountability and transparency of foreign aid impact
International aid and development is at a crossroad and two Deakin University Warrnambool researchers are hoping to improve understanding of the impact of foreign aid.