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.
Whale watching book questions industry sustainability
Whale and dolphin watching may not be the low-impact, sustainable industries many believe them to be according to a new evidence-based book, co-edited by Associate Professor Lars Bejder of the Murdoch University ...
Accidental dolphin capture a problem for trawl fishery
New research from Murdoch University scientists has revealed that around 500 dolphins have been caught in the Pilbara trawl fishery in the past decade.
Mine site villages urged to go green
Murdoch University researchers have calculated the carbon footprint of a typical WA mine site village, finding that significant improvements can be made without affecting the bottom line.
Academic sees decline in Social Studies in Australian schools
A Murdoch University academic has expressed concern about the loss of 'a vital learning area' in Australian schools – Social Studies.
QR codes pose internet security risk
Internet security experts from Murdoch University have raised concerns about the growing use of Quick Response codes, also known as QR codes.
Political uncertainty clouds future of energy
Researchers from Murdoch University are investigating how the Federal Government's efforts to repeal the carbon tax are affecting investments in Australia's energy sector.Lead researcher and PhD candidate ...
Kangaroo evolution maps climate change
The evolution of kangaroos has given a clear picture of Australia's changing climate, according to a new study.
Prawn restocking program put to the test
Researchers from Murdoch University, led by Professor Neil Loneragan and Dr James Tweedley, have joined the latest effort to boost prawn populations in the Swan-Canning estuary.
Precarious work the 'new normal'
According to the Director of Murdoch University's Asia Research Centre, the global trend towards insecure, short-term employment is the new status quo, making addressing the challenges it produces vital.
Assessing threats to Hawai'i's spinner dolphins
(Phys.org) —Researchers have completed the most extensive study of the Hawai'i Island spinner dolphin population to date, with the data to be used to inform the local management agency.
Health check for Swan River dolphins
Murdoch University researchers have commenced a new study investigating the health of the dolphins inhabiting the Swan Canning Riverpark.
Climate change threatens freshwater fish
(Phys.org) —New research has revealed that Western Australia's drying climate will impact fish migrations, putting further pressure on a number of native freshwater fish species.
Cat collars provide big benefits for low risk
A new study has challenged the belief that cat collars are 'risky', showing that collars can actually enhance
the welfare of our feline friends.
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.