Resources for international media

Welcome to Murdoch University's newsroom for international journalists.

Here you can find news and information about the university's international research, partnerships and events.

If you are a journalist who would like to know more on any of the stories here, or if you can't find what you are looking for, please contact our Media and Communications team. The team can also put journalists in touch with Murdoch staff who can provide expert comment on a wide range of international topics.

You might also be interested in details of our overseas study centres or information for international students who would like to study at Murdoch.

Latest international news

Murdoch Singapore explores the cyberfuture of the dark web

July 21st, 2017

Experts in the fields of cyber wellness and cybersecurity will converge on Google’s Asia Pacific headquarters to strengthen digital health and mitigate internet risks for toddlers to adults.

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Giant sunfish species eludes discovery for centuries

July 20th, 2017

An elusive new species of ocean sunfish has been discovered by an international team of researchers led by a Murdoch University PhD student. Marianne Nyegaard from the School of Veterinary and Life Sciences uncovered the new species while researching the population genetics of ocean sunfish in the Indo-pacific region. The previously undescribed species has been named the Hoodwinker Sunfish (Mola tecta).

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Murdoch supports best practice in African mine closure

July 14th, 2017

A Murdoch University initiative is helping to develop African mines that includes a plan for future sustainable rehabilitation of the land.

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Murdoch University teachers gain international fellowships

June 24th, 2017

Murdoch University staff are gaining international accreditation for teaching excellence.

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International learning at Murdoch

June 19th, 2017

Murdoch students will enhance their learning experiences by travelling to six countries within the Indo-Pacific region over the next 12 months.

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Murdoch strengthens ties with Asia

June 9th, 2017

Murdoch University is playing a pivotal role in solidifying Australia’s relationship with India by exploring future agricultural collaboration opportunities.

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Call for Muslims to unite against extremists

June 7th, 2017

Dr Ameer Ali

In the wake of a spate of terrorist attacks, Dr Ameer Ali from Murdoch University’s School of Business and Governance, has called for a mass Muslim demonstration of outrage against extremism.

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Indonesia: Ahok blasphemy conviction ‘inevitable’

May 19th, 2017

Dr Ian Wilson is a fellow of the Asia Research Centre

A Murdoch University researcher has said the recent jailing of Jakarta’s former Christian governor Ahok for insulting Islam was inevitable due to the scale of his public demonisation and the history of blasphemy charges in Indonesia.

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Jakarta election – What next?

April 20th, 2017

Jakarta’s election represents not just a major turning point for the nation’s capital and city of 12 million, but potentially for the entire country.

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Research Profile: A fearless fascination

April 15th, 2017

Dr Jacqui Baker is an expert in Indonesian politics with research expertise in law, violence and corruption.

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