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UOW going digital for an Early Start to children's learning

New forms of interactive digital learning and classroom-to-home connectivity are transforming early years education in New South Wales thanks to a revolutionary approach to teaching and learning pioneered at the University of Wollongong.

Prehistoric DNA unearths the diets of ancient Arctic megafauna

A consortium of research groups, including one from University of Wollongong, has helped to create a fuller and more complete picture of the vegetation that existed across the Arctic during and after the last Ice Age and its role in the extinction of ancient megafauna, such as the iconic woolly mammoth.

Young Bega woman’s plan to teach aided by scholarship

Former Bega High School student and current University of Wollongong Arts student, Hollie Russell, has aspirations of becoming a primary school teacher in her local community.

Capturing phosphorus from sewage waste solves dual problem

A team of researchers from the University of Wollongong has led the way in overcoming a demanding environmental challenge by capturing potentially harmful phosphorus from sewage waste and delivering clean water.

Rain doesn’t dampen Discovery Days enthusiasm

Despite the onset of rain, more than 5,400 students from 134 high schools are flocking to the University of Wollongong this week (3-7 February) for the annual Discovery Days -- the University's largest undergraduate recruitment event.

AIME-ing high: Indigenous mentoring program expanding in 2014

Fresh from a record-breaking year mentoring 380 Indigenous high school students across the region in 2013, the Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience (AIME) program at the University of Wollongong is aiming to reach 500 students in 2014.


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