50 years of groundbreaking research at La Trobe

2016 has seen La Trobe University firmly establish its place among the world’s top universities, being listed in the top 400 by all three major ranking agencies: QS, Times Higher Education, and AWRU (Academic Ranking of World Universities). To make this illustrious list, The University had to excel across a number of areas including teaching,…

Research participants needed

Pedro Flores Tenorio is a current PhD student at La Trobe University’s Melbourne Campus. He is currently conducting a study about biodiversity conservation in the Amazon and is looking for 100 participants for research studies. The objective of this study is to improve the understanding of the opinions and preferences of Australian young people (including international students)…

La Trobe rises 200 places in world ranks

La Trobe University has jumped about 200 places in the latest Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU). Acting Vice-Chancellor, Professor Jane Long said La Trobe was placed 336th in the world – the best ever outcome for the University in this leading international survey. ‘Our success is the outcome of strong efforts to increase the quality and…

Gender equality in Antarctic science

La Trobe University marine biologist Dr Jan Strugnell is organising a global ‘Wikibomb’ to change the perception that Antarctic science is a boys’ club. The aim is to tell the world about many great and generally under-recognised female Antarctic research role models. The Wikibomb will add to Wikipedia’s website profiles of about 100 top female scientists from 30 countries…

Research Week: celebrating our research excellence

Come along and join us at La Trobe’s first ever Research Excellence Week, taking place 5-9 September. Attend an informative week of seminars, activities and events that will showcase and celebrate La Trobe’s research excellence. Activities include: Daily lunchtime research talks – join our researchers as they present some of the latest developments in their…

Sleep science goes wild

Animal sleep studies are about to leave the lab and enter the great outdoors. This follows the introduction to Australia by La Trobe University zoologists of the first miniaturised ‘sleep loggers’. Black swans and tammar wallabies will be among the first animals in Australia to have their sleep documented in unprecedented detail – all in…