Fewer students are taking up the study of languages at universities
across the country – but at The University of Western Australia and
others like it across the nation, Italian is the one language that is
flourishing and its popularity is due in part to students like 22
year-old Jane Te, of Willetton.
Malaysian-born Jane has just finished three years of Italian Studies
and she said she loved every minute of the rigorous course, even though
at the end she was the only Asian student.
Leading national engineering group, Monadelphous, has joined forces
with The University of Western Australia in a major partnership which
will help meet the strong demand for engineers that has arisen from the
State’s resources boom.
Monadelphous and UWA have formed a strategic partnership to build
and operate an innovative world-class learning centre for engineering
Business education and research has been boosted with the
announcement of an A$5 million partnership between BHP Billiton and The
University of Western Australia Business School.
Announcing the partnership today, President BHP Billiton Stainless
Steel Materials Mr Jimmy Wilson said the company would provide $5
million to support the establishment of a new Professorial Chair -
known as the BHP Billiton Chair in the Business of Resources - new
research initiatives, new scholarships as well as targeted training and
The University of Western Australia will offer a new Masters in
Science Communication and Education for the first time next year in a
bid to ease the State’s shortage of high-quality science teachers.
At the launch of the new course today by WA’s Chief Scientist,
Professor Lyn Beazley, UWA’s Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research and Research
Training) Robyn Owens said the course would provide a much-needed boost
to the education sector in Australia.
Newly appointed Professor of Science Education, Grady Venville, is facing a tough challenge in her new role at UWA.
"I want to train science graduates to become inspiring school teachers, so their students will love science and choose to study it at UWA. It's a bit like the chicken and the egg, isn't it? Which comes first, the good teachers or the good students?"
On 10th March the next intake of students to our science programmes offered by PSB Academy in Singapore will commence their studies. There are currently over 350 students in our programmes in Singapore. As a result of their expanding operations, TÜV SÜD PSB Corporation Pte Ltd are building a new campus at Jalan Bukit Ho Swee (Delta Campus) which will complement the premises already at Jalan Bukit Merah (Henderson Campus).
The Short-Term Study Programme continues its success from 2006, with the Faculty hosting fifteen students from the School of Life Science & Biotechnology at Korea University in early February.
The visiting Korean students had the opportunity to study a range of academic courses during their time on campus, and to develop their academic study skills as well. During the programme each student attended labs in his or her research area and was mentored by UWA academics and current postgraduate students.