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Date: 14 Dec

UNE and Vietnamese uni forge partnership

Published date: 14/12/2017

UNE is expanding its presence in Asia with this week’s signing of an agreement with Thai Nguyen University Of Agriculture and Forestry (TUAF). Following a visit by UNE Vice-Chancellor Annabelle...

Date: 05 Dec

Glyphosate debate intensifies

Published date: 05/12/2017

As glyphosate comes under intense scrutiny in the European Union (EU), University of New England (UNE) researchers are pondering the consequences of a ban on the herbicide in Australia. The...

Date: 05 Dec

Noisy miners: gangsters of the bird world

Published date: 05/12/2017

It’s like something out of a gangster movie. Coalitions, mob behaviour, individuals betraying one another, secret codes. Life for a noisy miner is full of mischief and intrigue. “It’s a...

Date: 29 Nov

Helping the heart of Fiji

Published date: 29/11/2017

Not too far from the glamorous tourist resorts and beautiful beaches of Fiji is another side to life in this tropical paradise – poverty in the small agricultural communities. Few...

Date: 22 Nov

Award for Zoology student Lucy Farrow

Published date: 22/11/2017

Zoology PhD student Lucy Farrow has won an award for an Outstanding Student Talk at the Australasian Ornithological Conference recently held at Deakin University in Geelong. This conference is the...

Date: 09 Nov

Calling volunteers for the Wild Pollinator Count

Published date: 09/11/2017

Twice a year, on a shoestring budget and with just the help of two equally passionate colleagues, UNE insect ecologist Manu Saunders organises the national Wild Pollinator Count – a...

Date: 08 Nov

Winning on river health  

Published date: 08/11/2017

Nearly a decade of scoring the health of catchments from Port Macquarie to the Queensland border has earned the Aquatic Ecology and Restoration Research Group (AERRG) a prestigious national award....

Date: 17 Oct

Research student wins Editor’s Choice award at 3MT final

Published date: 17/10/2017

A UNE Master of Science student will receive national exposure for his research on the ancient ‘Lightning Ridge Croc’ after his project was selected by the editor of Cosmos Magazine to...

Date: 25 Sep

‘Fossil’ beer commemorates dig anniversary

Published date: 25/09/2017

The booming craft beer market has put some new twists on an old beverage, but the Kangaroo Island Brewery is going for an old twist – half a billion years...

Date: 12 Sep

Making a real difference to Cambodian lives

Published date: 12/09/2017

Helping some of Cambodia’s poorest people to farm more sustainably and forge better lives has taken UNE PhD student Stephanie Montgomery into some dangerous territory. Working in the remote north-western provinces,...


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