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Free Online Short Courses— Anywhere, Any Time

You can study free online short courses from the University of Wollongong anywhere in the world, at your own pace. Complete subjects written by leading academics based on their internationally renowned research. In as few as two hours per week, you can complete a UOW Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on your own terms, working with your existing schedule. All courses are delivered through our partner FutureLearn, and there’s no limit to the number of courses you can complete. It’s how bright minds spend their down time—and why not, when Australia’s highest-rated university is at your fingertips.

Bioprinting: 3D Printing Body Parts

Bioprinting: 3D Printing Body Parts

Register now for this four week course and discover how biomaterials and 3D printing collide. Course commenced 13 February 2017.

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Homo Floresiensis Uncovered: The Science of ‘the Hobbit’

Homo Floresiensis Uncovered: The Science of ‘the Hobbit’

Register now to learn about the fascinating world of modern archaeological science & Homo Floresiensis. Course commenced 6 March 2017.

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Preventing Childhood Obesity: an Early Start to Healthy Living

Preventing Childhood Obesity: an Early Start to Healthy Living

Prevent childhood obesity by learning about healthy eating, physical activity, screen time & sleep for children under five. Course commences 1 May 2017.

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Homo Floresiensis Uncovered: The Science of 'the Hobbit'

Uncovering the skeletal remains of new species Homo floresiensis (the 'Hobbit') has had significant implications for the world of archaeology and beyond. This free online course challenges assumptions about human evolution and follows a dedicated team of scientists uncovering clues and answering questions that shed light on the world of 'the Hobbit' and our own origins.

  • Who is the hobbit?
  • When did she live?
  • What happened to her species?

The course has been developed by Professor Richard 'Bert' Roberts, Director of the UOW Centre for Archaeological Science and Australian Research Council Professorial Fellow. The internationally renowned Prof. Roberts has been at the forefront of pioneering research in geochronology for the past 20 years and his expertise throughout this course will take you to the forefront of modern archaeological science methods and research.

This four-week course commenced 6 March 2017.