Science teachers must be supported: Report

Governments and the higher education sector must join forces to boost the qualifications of high school science teachers in South Australia, according to the authors of a Flinders University study that has revealed many teachers are not qualified to teach the subjects for which they are responsible.

An eye for the genetic causes of disease

Ground-breaking research in teasing out which genes are contributing to complex eye diseases has won Dr Kathryn Burdon a Young Tall Poppy Award for Science at the recent South Australian awards.

Research grant boosts environment gains

The potential to simultaneously produce environmentally friendly renewable fuels and high value products has been boosted by a $2.724 million Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism research grant to the Algal Fuels Consortium announced by the Federal Minister Hon. Martin Ferguson.

Improving global health no accident

Flinders University is playing a critical role in a review of a global study that aims to present the most reliable and credible estimates ever available of who dies, where and how.

China casts doubt on friendship

The Rudd Government’s claim that Australia is a ‘friend’ of China has been punctured by the apparent unwillingness of Chinese authorities to grant Australian officials regular consular access to the detained Australian citizen Stern Hu.

Teaching motive an award-winning approach

Dr Derek Dalton’s novel approach to teaching his Crime, Law and Trauma topic has earned him a prestigious Citation for Contributions to Outstanding Student Learning from the Federal Government’s Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC).