Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Region. University offers

The University of Western Sydney is making 11,334 offers to prospective students this year - the largest number of university offers of any university in NSW and ACT.Large numbers of offers are being made across the university’s programs, with many of the popular course trends in 2012 linked to workforce demand, national skills shortages and emerging career opportunities. UWS experienced an overall increase in first preferences of 2.5 per cent this year. Demand has been particularly strong among school leavers, with a 4.8 per cent increase.


Westmead. Professor at Stanford - again

Stanford University, in the USA, has invited Professor Lea Williams, director, of the Brain Dynamics Centre, at the Westmead Millennium Institute, to return for a second year as a visiting professional scholar. The position is exceptionally prestigious, as Stanford is one of the top three universities in the world. Few are accepted for even one year, and even fewer are asked to return for a second year, the institute said.Professor Williams is focusing on the iSPOT-D study looking at how to improve treatment for depression. Brain Dynamics Centre and Stanford are collaborating sites in the study.