Murdoch University is a public university based in Perth, Australia. It began operations as the state's second university in 1973, and accepted its first students in 1975. Its name is taken from Sir Walter Murdoch (1874–1970), the Founding Professor of English and former Chancellor of The University of Western Australia. Murdoch University is a research intensive institution and a member of Innovative Research Universities Australia (IRU Australia). According to The Australian newspaper ("What makes a good school of journalism"), Graduate Careers Council of Australia found its Journalism School is one of Australia's top five. Murdoch University is the founder of the ACICIS (Australian Consortium for 'In-Country' Indonesian Studies) Study Indonesia program, a non-profit consortium of Australian universities that was established in 1994 to coordinate semester-long study programs at partner universities in Yogyakarta and Malang in Indonesia, for Australian university students. Murdoch University is home to over 18,500 students including 3,000 international students from over 100 different countries.
Why making airport food less palatable may benefit passengers
Research scientists from Murdoch University are tackling the dangerous problem of aircraft 'bird strikes' with a new, leading-edge DNA-based technique.
Capturing tree data with free smartphone app
Murdoch University researchers have helped develop a new smartphone application that will allow the public to record incidences of marri canker and Quambalaria shoot blight (QSB) from Geraldton to Albany.
Study finds democracy a matter of location
New research suggests understanding the uneven distribution of democracy in Asia may depend more on geography than political theory.
Trypanosoma parasite linked to woylie decline
New research led by Murdoch University's School of Veterinary and Life Sciences suggests the catastrophic decline of the endangered woylie may be linked to common infections with Trypanosoma parasites.
Study finds social interactions drive extremism
Murdoch University-led research has found that social interaction is a key mechanism in individuals radicalising into extremists.
Study first to track South-West dolphins
Murdoch University has completed a comprehensive survey of the Bunbury dolphin population in an area extending from Capel to Binningup, providing vital baseline data for future management decisions in a region ...
A better way to calculate solar radiation
(Phys.org) —Research by Murdoch University, James Cook University and the University of Waterloo in Canada has revealed flaws in the way that the widely-used Ångström-Prescott equation links solar radiation ...
Foundations of digital marketing shaken by new study
The holy grail of creating advertising synergy across different devices has been turned on its head with new research from the Interactive Television Research Institute at Murdoch University.
Aussie diggers linked to ecosystem decline
A new Murdoch University-led study has highlighted the relationship between the loss of Australian digging mammals and ecosystem decline.
Cockatoos find food in rehabilitated forest
Murdoch University researchers have found that Western Australia's iconic black cockatoos have been drawn to a new food source – rehabilitated mining pits.
Health check for Perth waterways
A new report has found that the health of Perth's iconic Swan-Canning Estuary has improved in recent years.
Science and industry join forces to unveil manta ray mysteries
Manta rays are hard to miss —big, black and stretching up to seven metres wide, but scientists are concerned about the survival of the world's largest ray.
Desalination to secure water in the desert
Murdoch University researchers are working with the National Centre of Excellence in Desalination Australia (NCEDA) on an innovative project to secure water supplies in desert communities.
Researcher says change the discourse on Asia
Murdoch University's Dr Craig Whitsed has joined with the University of Queensland's Dr Wendy Green in calling for legislators and educators to reconsider how Australia is engaging in the Asian Century.
Research findings give nod to Gonski
A Murdoch University researcher says Australia should strive to have every school be a good school, and is calling on Federal political party leaders to clarify their positions on how they intend to implement ...