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.
Study: Limited support for claims ID scanners reduce late night violence
Research by Deakin University has cast doubt on the effectiveness of ID scanners as a way of reducing disorder and violence in and around licensed premises.
Animal personalities are more like humans than first thought
(Phys.org) —A Deakin University study has found for the first time that, just like humans, un-predictability is also a consistent behavioural trait in the animal world.
Tiny sea creatures are heading for extinction, and could take local fisheries with them
(Phys.org) —A species of one of the world's tiniest creatures, ocean plankton, is heading for extinction as it struggles to adapt to changes in sea temperature. And it may take local fisheries with it.
Are window blinds the future of power generation?
Imagine a future where you run household appliances with electricity generated by window blinds. Such a future might seem far-fetched, but not to Deakin University PhD student Gayathri Devi Rajmohan.
Government, teachers and principals heading in different directions on why Asia literacy is important
Australia will need to overcome a glaring mismatch between why teachers, principals and government believe Asia literacy is important, if it is to achieve the goals set out in the White Paper on Australia in the Asian Century, ...
Sporting groups face struggle for coaches, study finds
Australian sport faces a looming shortfall in experienced coaches as the workforce ages and less people are entering the system, a Deakin University study has found.
Evidence continues to point to alcohol as the main cause of nightlife violence, new study finds
The results of a new national study, led by Deakin University, show that alcohol remains the driver for most of the harm experienced in the night-time entertainment districts across the country, with greater levels of intoxication ...
Males stick to their individual style for luring the ladies, regardless of success rate
(Phys.org)—Males have their own distinct repertoire for attracting females and stick with it regardless of how successful they are; at least that's what Deakin University researchers have found with the ...
Children and parents share common ground on sex education, project shows
Primary school children would like to learn about love, intimacy and being close as part of their sexuality education in school - and their parents would like that too, a project in Geelong has revealed.
Reduction in fish harvesting necessary to protect healthy stocks in future
(Phys.org)—Fish populations around the world could soon be full of slow growing, unproductive 'couch potatoes' if the current levels of intensive fishing continue, according to Deakin University research.
New book on Muslims in the West aims to shift race relations debate
A new book, looking at Muslims in the West and the challenges they face in achieving belonging hopes to encourage new thinking and a deeper understanding within Australia and elsewhere of the importance of positive intercultural ...
Researcher helps to unlock the value of Chinese Indonesians
(Phys.org) -- Managers working in Chinese Indonesian firms are more assertive and competitive, traits which may account for why their companies outperform those run by managers in Javanese Indonesian companies, a Deakin University ...
Third of firms still have no strategy to address carbon risk
With only days to go before July 1 when the carbon tax comes into effect, Deakin University researchers have found nearly a third of businesses surveyed still have no coherent strategy to address their company's carbon risk.
I'm bright red and I taste foul -- the message behind color and the ladybird's spots
(Phys.org) -- To humans they might be pretty and small, the inspiration for nursery rhymes and children's clothing, but the redder the lady bird, the worse it tastes to the bird which tries to eat it, an international ...
Uncovering the secret lives of fish in marine national parks
In a research partnership between Deakin University and Parks Victoria, marine scientists have captured rare video footage of fish and other marine creatures living on the seafloor off western Victoria.