Deakin University was established in the 1970s as one of the new generation of Australian universities. Named after Alfred Deakin, Australia's second Prime Minister, Deakin combines a university's traditional focus on excellent teaching and research with a desire to seek new ways of developing and delivering courses. Deakin has won several awards for its teaching and learning excellence - testament to its excellent facilities, flexible study options and courses which are informed by industry professionals. Find out more about some of Deakin's distinctive features.
University of Queensland
The University of Queensland (UQ) is one of Australiašs premier learning and research institutions. It is the oldest university in Queensland and has produced more than 197,000 graduates since opening in 1911. Its graduates have become leaders in all areas of society and industry.
UQ is one of the three Australian members of the global Universitas 21 alliance. This group aims to enhance the quality of university outcomes through international benchmarking and a joint venture e-learning project with The Thomson Corporation.
UQ is a founding member of the national Group of Eight (Go8) a coalition of leading Australian universities, intensive in research and comprehensive in general and professional education. Collectively, Group of Eight members account for 70 percent of all research income in Australia's university system, enrol more than half of all higher degree by research students, hold over 90 percent of US patents for inventions and generate 80 percent of spin-off companies created by Australian universities. Our Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Paul Greenfield AO is chair of the Group of Eight.
UQ is a pacesetter in discovery and translational research across a broad spectrum of exciting disciplines, ranging from bioscience and nanotechnology to mining, engineering, social science and humanities.
Its eight internationally significant research institutes are drawcards for an ever-expanding community of scientists, researchers and commercialisation experts. UQ is noted for supporting early- and mid-career researchers, as seen in our commitment to research training; in 2010, UQ celebrated its 9000th PhD graduation.UQ currently has 4039 Research Higher Degree students, including 3593 PhD students. In 2010, 534 Research Higher Degrees were awarded.
UQ offers undergraduate and postgraduate programs that are informed by the latest research and delivered in state-of-the-art learning spaces. Its teachers have won more Australian Awards for University Teaching than any other Australian university.
Today, UQ has almost 44,000 students who study across its four main campuses in southeast Queensland: St Lucia, Ipswich, Gatton and Herston.
Staff and students from more than 134 nations are valued in its multicultural community, which celebrates excellence in all aspects of scholarship.
University of Wollongong
University of Wollongong, (UOW) has forged a distinctive identity among Australian and international universities, standing apart from sector categories. An enterprising institution with a personalised style. UOW consistently places in the top 2% of world universities and among the top 10 Australian universities for Australian Research Council grant outcomes and income.
UOW has established its excellent track record as one of Australia's most research intensive universities by focusing on and developing areas of research strength. The 2010 ERA results confirm the success of that strategy and our standing as an internationally recognised research institution. The Intelligent Polymer Research Institute (IPRI) is a key research strength at UOW and is the lead node of the Australian Research Council (ARC) Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science (ACES). ACES is recognised Internationally for research into Nanostructured Electromaterials and their use in Energy and in Medical Bionics.
CSIRO is Australia's national science agency and one of the largest and most diverse research agencies in the world. We are investing in national and international collaborations with various organizations and institutions on exploring applications for nanotubes, including the world class organisations partnering with CSIRO to make NT12 a success: UQ, UoW and Deakin. CSIRO Materials Science and Engineering is one of CSIRO's largest Divisions. We are spread over six sites in Eastern Australia. We provide a coordinated approach to materials design, creation, characterisation and application. We focus on delivering outcomes for the Australian manufacturing sector. Our research on advanced fibrous materials focuses on the use of bio-, nano- and electro-active materials in fibrous structures to create high-value products, such as: biomaterial textile scaffolds for tissue engineering, carbon nanotube production and manipulation into yarns and sheets, separation membranes for fluid flow and filtration, and high-performance clothing for applications in sport, military and emergency services. Our research scientists have published on topics including nanotube growth, CNT yarns, forests, Buckypaper, NT storage/delivery matrices, NT tissue scaffolds, membranes, sensors and composites.