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Monash University startup business and careers in STEMM || February 04, 2019

Monash University accelerator, The Generator, as a key part of developing an entrepreneurial culture at Monash has become one of the most in-demand university startup accelerators. Piloted in 2016, The Generator is one of Australia’s best up-and-coming university accelerators, having mentored over 100 startups and funded 23 successful companies to date.

OUR PROGRAMS AND RESOURCES SUPPORT YOU TO LAUNCH IDEAS THAT CREATE LASTING VALUE IN THE WORLD.

A bootstrapped startup which jumped from $4,000 to $55,000 in revenue per month, and two teams who interviewed for Silicon Valley’s Y Combinator, the US accelerator behind companies such as Airbnb and Dropbox, are just two exceptional results to have come out of the first cohort of founders from The Generator.

Nine out of 187 applications were selected for the newest contingent of startups for 2018. Entrepreneur-in-residence and mentor Kishan Thurairasa, said The Generator’s success centres around its care for the participants. “We genuinely focus on and care about our founders,” he said. “We believe this philosophy will lead to successful founders, impactful startups, and a more entrepreneurial university.”

The Generator’s founder-first approach is a long term strategy, and prioritises investing and nurturing high-potential individuals rather than well-established startups, in the knowledge that even if their current idea isn’t the golden ticket, one of their next ones will be.

And it’s working. Results from the 2017 cohort have proven this model, resulting in one team skyrocketing from $4k/month to $55k/month in revenue, while another scrapped their startup in the final month of the program and launched their next business - Mindset, a hypnosis productivity app - with the learnings, earning 12,000 users in the subsequent three months.

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Career in Health and the Victorian Heart Hospital at Monash Clayton Campus || January 17, 2019

A career in health.

The opportunities are endless. Employment in the healthcare and social assistance industry has increased by 445,600 jobs (or 51.5%) in the last 10 years. Healthcare and social assistance is the largest employing industry in Australia with more than 1.3 million people (or 11.5% of the total workforce). And future employment growth is expected to increase further as our population ages and developments in medical technology expand healthcare options. 

In addition to the extra demand for workers, Australia continues to experience a shortage of skilled workers in the health sector, in particular: nurses, midwives, medical diagnostic radiographers and physiotherapists, clinical psychologists and general medical practitioners.

Australian health manufacturing exports increased by over 80 per cent from 2002 to 2011 creating a green shoot of Victorian manufacturing rivalled only by food. It is a booming 

 

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Monash University: How we educate our students - the digital generation || November 11, 2018

The days of chalk and talk, textbooks and passive learning are fast becoming things of the past as the first wave of digital natives – students brought up during the age of digital technology – challenge the old model of education rooted in linearity and conformity.

“This fourth industrial revolution that we're going through really means a fundamental change to how we educate, how we communicate with people, and how we prepare people for the future,” says Professor Susan Elliott, deputy vice chancellor and vice president (education) at Monash University.

Today, technology is at the centre of the student learning experience. They use it for lectures, for workshops, to complete assignments; everything they do.

Using different forms of digital technologies not only enhances students' content knowledge, but it also enhances a range of 21st Century skills.

They’ve built powerful online personalities and want to engage differently with the world of education, through collaboration and creativity, leaving the old teacher/student dynamic in its wake.

“When I first started teaching, I think students still believed that the person that stood in front of them had all the answers,” says Sharon Pickering, Dean of the Faculty of Arts.

“If only they paid attention closely enough, they too would have the answers.

“I look now, and students are so much more capable and able of figuring out not only what the answers are, but what the more important questions are that we should be asking, and I think teaching and learning is undergoing a revolution to catch up with that.”

Using digital technology in teaching

In this education future, problem-based, collaborative learning replaces simply presenting the student with information, and neuroscience has proved the effectiveness of this type of “active learning”.

“We know now that your retention from a lecture is about 5 per cent to 10 per cent,” says Deputy Vice Chancellor Elliott.

“If they're actively learning, answering questions, teaching each other, talking in class, problem solving, doing quizzes, sharing stories, their retention goes up to 60 per cent to 70 per cent.”

It also means students are better equipped to enter the workforce because they have learnt and applied their knowledge.

“Using different forms of digital technologies not only enhances students' content knowledge, but it also enhances a range of 21st Century skills, like communication, collaboration and teamwork,” says Michael Phillips, senior lecturer in the Department of Education.

Watch the latest episode of A Different Lens to find out more about the future of education.

 

More info at: https://lens.monash.edu/2018/10/30/1363289/educating-the-digital-generation 

 

University of South Australia Admission & Information Session || May 15, 2017

University of South Australia, Adelaide representative Mr. Hari Iyer, Manager, International Recruitment (Indian Subcontinent, Middle East and Africa) will be conducting an admission and information session at Shaheda Higher Education Consultancy on Monday, May 15, 2017. Students interested in applying to the University of South Australia for undergraduate and postgraduate programs in July/September/January/February 2017/18, are requested to bring one set of photocopy of their academic documents and passport information page, along with original documents to attend the session. 

When: May 15, 2017 from 1:00pm -2:30pm
Where: Shaheda Higher Education Consultancy
             Flat No. B-4, 4th Floor

             House 37, Road-27, Block- A, Banani
             Dhaka 1213, Bangladesh

 

Monash University Admission & Information Session || January 16, 2017

Monash University representative Hoa Levitas, Senior Regional Manager, International Student Recruitment, will conduct an admission and information session at Shaheda Higher Education Consultancy on January 23, 2017 from 11:00am - 5:00pm.

When: January 23, 2017 from 11:00am - 5:00pm
Where: Shaheda Higher Education Consultancy
             Flat No. B-4, 4th Floor

             House 37, Road-27, Block- A, Banani
             Dhaka 1213, Bangladesh

Students interested in applying to Monash University, Australia for undergraduate and postgraduate programs in February/July 2017/18, are requested to bring a photocopy of their academic transcripts/certificates and passport infomation page, along with the original documents.




 

University of Canberra Admission & Information Session || January 16, 2017

University of Canberra's representative Anna Kolber will conduct an admission and information session at Shaheda Higher Education Consultancy on January 22, 2017 from 11:00am -1:00pm.

When: January 22, 2017 from 11:00am -1:00pm
Where: Shaheda Higher Education Consultancy
             Flat No. B-4, 4th Floor

             House 37, Road-27, Block- A, Banani
             Dhaka 1213, Bangladesh

Students interested in applying to the University of Canberra, Australia for undergraduate and postgraduate programs in February/July 2017/18, are requested to bring a photocopy of their academic transcripts/certificates and passport infomation page, along with the original documents.

 

Australian Catholic University Information Session || January 16, 2017

Shaheda Higher Education Consultancy will run an information and admission assessment session for Australian Catholic University for undergraduate and postgraduate programs for Bangladeshi students. Australian Catholic University offers 50% scholarship to meritorious students.

When: January 19, 2017 from 10:00am - 1:00pm
Where: Shaheda Higher Education Consultancy
             Flat No. B-4, 4th Floor

             House 37, Road-27, Block- A, Banani
             Dhaka 1213, Bangladesh

Monash University: World-First Scientific Discovery – It’s All About Science || January 15, 2017

The popular Middle Park beach in Melbourne is under the international spotlight following a world-first study by Monash University chemists who have discovered how sand ‘holds its breath’.

The discovery, which has been published in Nature Geoscience, has astonishing implications and potential uses in the biofuels industry, according to lead authors Associate Professor Perran Cook and PhD student Michael Bourke, from the Water Studies Centre, School of Chemistry, Monash University.

In this work, scientists present the first study of the importance of anoxic micro-algal metabolism through fermentation in permeable sediments. Further reading, visit: https://www.monash.edu/news/articles/world-first-scientific-discovery-uncovered-at-a-melbourne-beach


Did you know? Taking a science degree at Monash is “more than just an education” but “to build a strong understanding of scientific concepts whilst fostering capacity for enterprise, science, diplomacy and leadership”, said by Dr Brookes, winner of 2016 Telstra Victorian Business Women’s Public Sector and Academia Award and Course Director for Monash’s unique Honours degree - the Bachelor of Science Advanced - Global Challenges. Dr Brookes also said re-thinking STEM education was one of the biggest challenges facing Australia and globally.

Did you know? Australian researchers have created the world's first 3D-printed jet engine in a manufacturing breakthrough that engineers expect will lead to cheaper, lighter and more fuel-efficient jets. The partnership between Monash University and spin-out company Amaero Engineering has captured the attention of Airbus, Boeing and defence contractor Raytheon.

It all began two years ago with a challenge from French aerospace company Safran. The company gave the Monash researchers one of their old engines and asked them to make a copy. The engineers passed with flying colours and are now making top-secret prototype parts for Safran, Boeing and Airbus. Professor Smith said the capabilities of the technology were only "scratching the tip of the iceberg".


Why Choose STEM courses at Monash? The answer to your question is here.

Learn more about the different fields of science, engineering, IT, medicines and pharmacy and their respective career opportunities today!

And get serious about these interesting fields that will open your world.

  • The quality of our teaching and exceptional facilities are just two of the many reasons we’re consistently ranked in the top 100 universities in the world.

  • You’ll also benefit from the extra choices that come with studying at Australia’s largest university. We have more courses, more study options, more research projects, and more international exchanges, giving you a broader education that will set you apart from your peers.

  • We’re truly international too. With students from over 170 countries, and a presence in Australia, Italy, Malaysia, India, South Africa and China which means you’ll benefit from a truly global education. At Monash, every student is a global student. We help you acquire a global perspective from day one to enable you to succeed in a globally competitive workplace throughout your career.

  • The thing that is the most special about Monash is our desire to make a difference. You’ll leave with a greater sense of purpose, a global outlook, and the skills and confidence to make a positive change – to your own life, and to the lives of those around you.

2017 scholarships and grants:

  • 100% tuition fee waver

  • $10,000 per year

  • $10,000 for MoPA candidates

  • $6,000 for others

More info at: https://www.study.monash/fees-scholarships/scholarships/find/international-student-scholarships