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$4.8 million to boost university teaching quality 

15 Mar 2013
 

The quality of service at Australian universities is set to be boosted with funding for 32 projects to improve learning and teaching at higher education institutions.

The Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills, Science and Research, Chris Bowen MP, today said the Gillard Government would invest $4.8 million to support 32 teaching and learning projects at 21 Australian universities.

"The Federal Government is committed to creating world class universities and that requires the best university teachers using the latest teaching techniques," Mr Bowen said.

"The benefits of the projects will be felt right across the sector and more broadly across the community with a great range of topics.

"For instance, the University of Tasmania is leading a project to improve the maths skills of vocational education and training students transitioning to higher education.

"Murdoch University will support Chinese postgraduate students to improve their academic success rate which will be implemented in both Australia and China.

"These projects will directly benefit students and staff by allowing them to investigate, develop and implement the latest innovations in educational methods."

Other projects being funded include a new study mode to assist Indigenous students, a framework to improve English language standards for university students and a web-based nutrition toolkit for medical students.

The projects are part of the ongoing commitment by the Australian Government to improve the quality of Australian universities.

The Office for Learning and Teaching grants and fellowships schemes were recently listed on the 2013 Australian Competitive Grants Register.

A complete list of grant recipients is attached.

Media contacts: Mr Bowen's office 02 6277 7580 

 
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