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.
Native species may be hindering fox control efforts
Native species interfering with ground distributed baits used to control red foxes in south west Western Australia may mean the baits are not available to the target species, a Murdoch University study has found.
Investigation into increased humpback whale strandings in Western Australia
The rise in the number of stranded whales in Western Australia has led a group of veterinary researchers, working in collaboration with the Department of Parks and Wildlife, to investigate why this is occurring.
Dramatic decline to mammal populations reach critical point
The results of a research project examining the dramatic decline in native mammals in northern Australia was revealed at the Australian Veterinary Association's (AVA) Annual Conference.
Investigating the health threats to endangered eastern gorillas
A Murdoch University PhD student is working in a mountainous region of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to investigate the health of endangered eastern gorillas, the humans and other primates living near them.
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.