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.
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.
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 Matt Shahnazari ...
Study finds social interactions drive extremism
Murdoch University-led research has found that social interaction is a key mechanism in individuals radicalising into extremists.
Frequent fire and drying climate threaten WA plants
Murdoch University fire ecology experts have warned that in Western Australia's drying climate, many of the plant species which contribute to the stunning wildflower displays north of Perth may need 50 per cent longer between ...
Vet's warning over waking snakes
Early spring-like weather is attracting venomous snakes out of hibernation, pet owners are being warned.
Fossilised Moa bones help scientists unravel the mystery of DNA decay
(Phys.org)—A new study is finally laying to rest the debate over whether DNA from the age of the dinosaurs could survive to the present day.
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.
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.
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.