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…

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…

Multicultural Week 9-11 August

Celebrate La Trobe’s many cultures with free food, entertainment and info stalls in the Agora during Multicultural Week between 9 and 11 August. The event is organised and proudly supported by La Trobe International Student Association, La Trobe Student Union, La Trobe Study Abroad, La Trobe International Student Services and Confucius Institute La Trobe. It’s…

La Trobe pushes button on new technology

La Trobe students and staff at the Melbourne, Albury-Wodonga, Bendigo, Mildura and Shepparton campuses can now create their own high quality video with state-of-the-art One Button Studios. The studios are set up as self-service video recording suites and include a large interactive screen which can be used as a whiteboard, background or as a slideshow for…

Interested in working on Campus?

Jobs on Campus helps you connect with La Trobe employers who are looking to hire casuals on campus. Working on campus is convenient and can also help you develop employability skills valued by employers, make new connections, and contribute to a vibrant campus life. How does it work? Book and attend a Jobs on Campus…

Tips for exams

It is exam season again so don’t forget to check your exam timetables carefully for the date, time, venue, and allowable materials (where applicable). It is important that you familiarise yourself with the exam rules. Organising study groups with your classmates will be useful as you may have questions that they have the answers to…

La Trobe signals fossil fuel divestment

La Trobe University will phase out its investments in listed companies with a strong involvement in fossil fuels. The University Council recently endorsed a plan to fully divest from fossil-fuel related company investments over the next five years and commit to greater transparency on the carbon footprint of companies held in its investment portfolio. La…

Plants may have short-term memory

An international study has found plants may ‘remember’ periods of environmental stress by using a biochemical process that switches genes on and off. Known as ‘epigenetic change’ – modifications caused by an organism’s environment rather than by its DNA ­– this may help farmers maintain crop yields as the global use of phosphate fertiliser becomes…