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VU's research celebrated

 Research Highlights magazine celebrates Victoria University's research achievements.

The new publication, Research Highlights, features 20 stories on some of the most interesting and high-profile research from across the University.

Research profiled includes: a breakthrough therapy that could potentially stop the progression of multiple sclerosis, a new counter terrorism approach, a computer model to help Australian firefighters beat the flames, and a research partnership between VU and the Western Bulldogs.

Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research) Professor Warren Payne said the researchers featured were making a difference in the world by embracing the principals of excellence and meaningful collaboration.

“I’m proud that VU’s dedication to high-quality research continues to have a significant impact on industry, government and the community,” Professor Payne said.

Experts have rated the work of VU researchers as above the world standard, with a top Excellence in Research for Australia rating of 5, in Human Movement and Sports Science, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, and Nursing. “These results show we are achieving at the highest level and carving out an impressive reputation,” adds Professor Payne.

Since the last edition of Research Highlights, VU has launched the Centre for International Research on Education Systems (CIRES), established a partnership with the Defence Science and Technology Group, and ranked at the top of Australian universities in key research areas.

Research Highlights also includes features on:

  •  New techniques being developed to save one of Victoria’s critically endangered grassland plants.
  •  Assistive technologies to help soldiers reduce joint stress and muscle fatigue.
  • Uncovering why gut dysfunction impairs the immune system.
  • A new approach to recycling waste water that promises big energy savings and a win for the environment.
  • The development of a major online archive made up of Indigenous historical material.
  • Research exploring why some people are more active than others.

 Research Highlights is produced by the University's Office for Research.  For copies of the publication or to discuss research opportunities contact the Acting Director of the Office for Research, Bree Nicholas at [email protected]

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