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Good Universities Guide 2017

Friday, 26 August 2016 News > Latest news > 2016 > 08

ECU has been rated 5 stars for teaching quality for the 8th year in a row, a record now unmatched by all but a few universities in Australia.

Industry-funded DrinkWise under the microscope

Wednesday, 24 August 2016 News > Latest news > 2016 > 08

New ECU research has re-ignited the debate concerning the alcohol industry’s role in reducing alcohol-related harms.

Top 5 things to do at ECU’s South West Open Day

Monday, 22 August 2016 News > Latest news > 2016 > 08

Cool courses, mind reading and Matrix-style bullet time are all part of the South West Open Day in Bunbury.

Alzheimer’s – can we prevent it?

Friday, 19 August 2016 News > Latest news > 2016 > 08

To suggest that diet and a lack of exercise could be linked to Alzheimer’s disease was a controversial idea 20 years ago. But as ABC TV’s Catalyst finds, Professor Ralph Martins’ hypothesis is now key to preventing the disease.

What makes an elite badminton player?

Thursday, 18 August 2016 News > Latest news > 2016 > 08

With shuttles sometimes flying at more than 400kph, badminton is a sport that requires a combination of quick reflexes, physical skill and endurance.

Ocean radiation levels finally returning to normal after Fukushima

Thursday, 18 August 2016 News > Latest news > 2016 > 08

Professor Pere Masqué will discuss how the Fukushima nuclear accident has affected the world's oceans at this month's The West Australian ECU Lecture series on Friday, 19 August.

Recognition for quiet achiever

Wednesday, 17 August 2016 News > Latest news > 2016 > 08

Nardia Bordas normally works behind the scenes to help ECU students learn about cutting-edge science. But she’s now been thrust into the spotlight as part of National Science Week.

What makes a winning sprinter?

Tuesday, 16 August 2016 News > Latest news > 2016 > 08

Three-time Olympic champion Usain Bolt can run at a top speed of 44kph. Associate Professor Anthony Blazevich explains how the world's best sprinters reach such incredible speeds.

Regional high school students in the dark on uni reforms

Friday, 12 August 2016 News > Latest news > 2016 > 08

An ECU researcher has called on the Federal Government to better communicate any university reforms to high school students.

New performance venue offers unique experience

Thursday, 11 August 2016 News > Latest news > 2016 > 08

ECU is the first university in the world to acquire a Spiegeltent, providing a unique performance space for WAAPA students to hone their craft.

Did the Census really suffer a denial-of-service ‘attack’?

Wednesday, 10 August 2016 News > Latest news > 2016 > 08

On August 9 the Australian Bureau of Statistics closed the 2016 Census website. No explanation was given at the time, except for a message on the page saying “the system is very busy at the moment”.

Paleo side effects probed

Wednesday, 10 August 2016 News > Latest news > 2016 > 08

The Paleo diet is growing in popularity, but new research has found it can cause adverse side effects.

Why are Australians choosing to drink vodka?

Friday, 05 August 2016 News > Latest news > 2016 > 08

It’s one of the world’s most popular spirits – but what’s making us choose to drink vodka over other beverages?

Mind games for cyclists in Rio

Wednesday, 03 August 2016 News > Latest news > 2016 > 08

The ability to race through mental fatigue has been found to be a key difference between professional cyclists and the rest of us.

ECU campuses pretty in pink for Djilba season

Tuesday, 02 August 2016 News > Latest news > 2016 > 08

Buildings at ECU’s three campuses have changed colour – from blue (wooyan) to pink (mirda mokiny) – signalling the arrival of Djilba season.

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