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.
Hammerhead sharks swim on their sides up to 90 per cent of the time to save energy, a Murdoch University researcher has found.
New research by Murdoch University will investigate the future of Rockingham's beloved Little Penguins colony.
A Plant Biosecurity Cooperative Research Centre team are rolling out a plant diagnostic toolkit that can accurately detect plant viruses and viroids in a single test.
New climate modelling has found that coastal regions of south west WA (SWWA) could be hotter and drier than previously predicted.
Researchers at Murdoch University could hold the key to stopping the exotic pest which is threatening Australia's $8 billion cereal crop industry.
In a world first, researchers at Murdoch University have teamed up with industry to track endangered Carnaby's cockatoos in the southwest of Western Australia, using state-of-the-art technology developed in the Netherlands ...
The world's first sex-based study with insights into the abundance and movement patterns of bottlenose dolphins acts as an impetus for future studies.
A groundbreaking approach to predicting the behaviour of wild animals after relocation may provide a major boost to conservation programs in Australia.
A popular recreational fish species in the Vasse-Wonnerup estuary is showing signs of recovering from a major fish kill event three years ago.
New research published in the journal Pacific Conservation Biology reveals whale sharks are distributed further along the WA coastline than previously understood.