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.
Research is underway that will pave the way for new, improved wheat varieties that are more resistant to a significant fungal disease that costs Western Australian growers $108 million each year.
Climate change and extreme climatic events appear to be killing trees around the world.
Murdoch University Cetacean Research Unit researcher Dr. Fredrik Christiansen; in collaboration with Professor Lars Bejder, is developing a research project to improve our understanding of baleen whale body condition and ...
Spring is one of the busiest times of year for veterinary dermatologist Dr Mandy Burrows at Murdoch University's Veterinary Hospital.
A finance expert at Murdoch University has hypothesized that a worldwide ageing population could result in a natural reduction of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions without the need for policy interventions.
A review of the scientific research on the recovery of Australia's humpback whale populations has revealed that they are increasing at a remarkable rate and that the increase is among the highest documented worldwide, according ...
Murdoch University researchers have discovered a technique to extract uranium from brannerite, a mineral mining companies have long-viewed as a waste product.
The one-two punch of hotter, drier climates and increased fires may leave plants caught out, threatening species existence in biodiversity hotspots worldwide, including Australia's south west and regions of California.
The downturn in world ore, metal and energy prices, with the concomitant 'cooling' of investment activity in the extractive sector, could be a window of opportunity for investment in agribusiness in Africa and further afield.
The Cooperative Research Centre for High Integrity Australian Pork (Pork CRC) has invested $300,000 with the Algae Research and Development Centre at Murdoch University to investigate the proposals, which would cut costs, ...