NiTRO + Creative Matters

Perspectives on creative arts in higher education

Edition 29

Previous research has demonstrated that up to 85% of university students experience some form of psychological distress, with one in three having a mental-health disorder. Therefore, to provide valuable insights as to how we can minimise this issue within the tertiary-education system, Cameron Williams from the Black Dog Institute (UNSW)

Congratulations to UNSW Professor Dennis Del Favero who has been awarded an ARC Laureate for a program of research that uses digital systems to depict unpredictable scenarios (for example, wildfire) separate to human-centred depiction.

Dr Prue Gibson, Professor Marie Sierra, and Dr Sigi Lottkandt (all Chief Investigators from UNSW) have been awarded a $296,370 ARC Linkage grant for ‘Exploring Botanic Gardens Herbarium’s value, via Environmental Aesthetics’. The project aims to aesthetically redefine engagement with the plant collection at Royal Botanic Gardens Herbarium (RBG) in

The UK government has announced a GBP£1.57 billion funding package to support its arts and heritage sector to survive the impacts of COVID 19. The funding, roughly equivalent to AUD$2.8 billion, includes: A £1.15bn support pot for cultural organisations in England, consisting of £270m in loans and £880m in grants

Queensland University of Technology invites applications for a new indigenous scholarship named in recognition of the achievements of Wesley Enoch AM and those of the Enoch family in arts and cultural leadership. The scholarship represents a total of $40,000 per annum for two years and is open to applicants of

After nearly 12 months of consultation and revision, the ARC has announced its revised ANZSRC. This classification, which is reviewed roughly every ten years, provides the framework for the measurement and analysis of R&D undertaken across research institutions in Australia and New Zealand. The previous ANZSRC contained longstanding problems for creative

We gauge the response from our students to see how we fared during the early days of the pandemic from their perspective. The student voice is essential in helping us reflect on this life changing moment in time, so we can better prepare for change as change becomes the

La Trobe University has axed its creative arts degree program at its Mildura campus citing low enrolment numbers and COVID-19 impacts. Current enrolled students will be allowed to complete at Mildura, but future La Trobe creative arts students will need to travel to Adelaide or Bendigo campuses.

Hot on the heels of the ANZSRC review, the Australian Research Council has announced that it will shortly begin its public consultation to review the Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) and the Engagement and Impact assessment (EI). The review is being conducted to ensure these programs reflect best practice