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.
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.
30,000-year-old DNA preserved in poo a window into the past
(Phys.org)—Murdoch University DNA scientists have used 30,000-year-old faecal matter known as middens to ascertain which plants and animals existed at that time in the hot, arid Pilbara region of North Western Australia.
New technique to transform precious metal recovery
(Phys.org) —Murdoch University researchers have come up with a new approach to make the recovery of high value precious metals faster and more economically viable.
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 Cetacean ...
Kangaroo evolution maps climate change
The evolution of kangaroos has given a clear picture of Australia's changing climate, according to a new study.
Australian marsupial the woylie at risk again
A small Australian marsupial called the woylie or brush-tailed bettong is once again critically endangered as a result of predators, principally cats, according to a Murdoch Professor.
Humanity threatening the survival of civilisation
Australia is overpopulated and too many Australians are preoccupied with gaining material wealth to the detriment of others according to a Murdoch University Adjunct Professor.
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.
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.
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.