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Solar car experts answer hospital call for help

UniSA solar car experts are coming to the aid of mothers and babies in Zimbabwe by developing a solar taxi to transport them to hospital, a trek otherwise made by ox cart, foot or not at all.

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Hawke Centre farewells inaugural director

After 15 years at the helm of the University of South Australia’s Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre, inaugural director Elizabeth Ho will say farewell to her much-loved role in the new year.

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Shedding light on the sunshine vitamin

Originally associated with healthy bones, vitamin D now boasts having a whole range of potential health benefits from combating obesity to preventing diabetes.

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Closing the gap through allied health

As the university year comes to a close, UniSA student Trevor Ritchie will complete his Occupational Therapy (OT) degree and become the first Indigenous occupational therapist in South Australia.

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Achievements and announcements

Brain injury expert to lead Health Sciences
One of Australia’s leading researchers in brain injury has been appointed Pro Vice Chancellor for the University of South Australia’s Division of Health Sciences.
New research education dean
Joining UniSA in November was Professor Susannah Radstone who is the new Dean of Research and Research Education in the Division of Education, Arts and Social Sciences.
Research hub opens its doors to the world
The giant grater, the floating pine cone, the spaceship – whatever nickname sticks, the striking new addition to the Adelaide skyline, the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute, has just been officially opened.
More than $4m for UniSA in ARC funding
Nine new UniSA research projects won funding support from the Australian Research Council (ARC) in November.
Chronic pain theory put to the test thanks to NHMRC grant
A UniSA chronic pain researcher has recently been awarded two accolades from the very competitive National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) system.
International alumni presidents gather in Adelaide
The University of South Australia welcomed its four international alumni chapter presidents in November for a packed round of meetings and information sessions designed not only to inform but to take in feedback from the international chapters and the thousands of graduates they represent.
Cool new equipment for UniSA’s physio clinic
UniSA’s physiotherapy clinic has been given a boost by the donation of a piece of high-tech cooling equipment for staff and students to use.
UniSA student wins SA Governor’s Community Support Award
Final year student and UniSA Student Association President Arun Thomas has won an International Student of the Year Community Support award for his commitment to improving the environment and enriching the life of his fellow students.
Our SA Tourism Student of the Year
A UniSA student was named South Australian Tourism Student of the Year at the South Australian Tourism Industry Council Tourism Awards last month.
New degree comes to grips with big data
UniSA has recently launched a suite of three new programs designed to equip modern professionals such as business analysts and strategists, and information specialists with the skills to manage and mine big data.
National domestic violence survey looks at the impacts
The University of South Australia is leading a nation-wide project that aims to uncover the true impact domestic violence has on victims.
Dream come true for visual arts graduate
Using skills gained through her visual arts degree to describe a variety of art to people who are vision-impaired is proving rewarding for graduate Lara Torr, in more ways than one.
Industry awards graduate planners
Two UniSA urban and regional planning graduates have received industry recognition for substantial research work undertaken during their course in the areas of using temporary spaces to reinvigorate the city and urban food security.


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