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Research Week showcases excellence in innovation and collaboration

Published 01 Sep 2017
Research Week showcases excellence in innovation and collaboration

The University’s pioneering excellence in research innovation and collaboration takes centre stage this week as the 2017 Research Week gets underway.

As part of this year’s event, a special video presentation, Research which makes a difference, will be launched profiling various examples of the rich partnerships the University has with other organisations and businesses across Australia and overseas.

This video complements Great partnerships, great outcomes with its stories of local partnerships.

Research Week will showcase the strength and diversity of the University’s research across campuses in Hobart, Launceston, Burnie and Sydney.

Staff are being encouraged to attend seminars and forums with highlights including Research Themes: A cross-disciplinary discussion and an opportunity to meet the University’s Athena SWAN team.

Key highlights in this year’s program include:

  • Research Excellence Keynote Lecture Series (Statewide)
    A special lecture will be held at each campus across the state, and in Sydney, featuring some of the University’s most esteemed researchers. Presenters include ARC Laureates Professors Barry Brook and Philip Boyd (Hobart); Professor Kit Wise (Launceston); Associate Professor Tracey Dickson (Hobart); Dr Lyn Goldberg (Cradle Coast); and Professor David Greenfield (Rozelle Campus, Sydney).
  • Graduate Research Conference (Sandy Bay Campus, 7-8 September)
    The two-day event will showcase the work-in-progress of the University’s current higher degree research candidates and will feature poster presentations, keynote addresses and 3MT finals.
  • Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) Finals (Sandy Bay Campus, 8 September)
    PhD students from a number of disciplines will present their research in three minutes to vie for top honours and a chance to head to the Asia-Pacific 3MT Finals.
  • UHack (Statewide, 8-10 September)
    Talented teams of designers, innovators and entrepreneurs will come together to pitch their ground-breaking ideas in UHack 2017, competing for a record prize pool of $24,000. The three-day event gives teams the chance to work together developing a software application, business plan and pitch video to a panel of industry judges. Locations will be held in Hobart, Launceston and Burnie.