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 moves into new Executive Education Centre in Singapore

March 15th, 2017

Murdoch University Vice Chancellor, Professor Eeva Leinonen, has officially opened Murdoch’s new Singapore Office at the colourful ceremony.

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Celebrations for Singapore graduations

March 13th, 2017

With around 6,000 students, Murdoch University’s Singapore campus is now the largest foreign university in the city-state, and this past weekend over 500 graduates joined a growing alumni family in excess of 15,000.

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Honours students to embark on international journey thanks to New Colombo Scholarships

January 30th, 2017

Hannah (left) and Karis (right) will study, research and work in Indonesia during 2017

Two Murdoch University honour students were among 14 talented Australians provided with prestigious New Colombo Plan Scholarships from the Australian Government that will see them study, research and work in Indonesia.

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Internationally renowned Murdoch lecturer speaks to National Defence College

January 27th, 2017

Professor Makinda (left) lectured at the prestigious National Defence (Image: Waleed Alwahaibi)

While many Western Australians were celebrating New Year’s Day, Murdoch’s Professor Sam Makinda was busy lecturing at the Sultanate of Oman’s prestigious National Defence College.

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Trump dumps Trans-Pacific Partnership:Is the Chinese RCEP the alternative?

January 23rd, 2017

Dr Jeffrey Wilson says the RCEP offers a radically different model for trade .

With President Trump promising to withdraw the U.S. from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, many analysts have begun to view the China-led Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership agreement as a potential replacement.

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Murdoch student special guest at Australian Embassy

January 20th, 2017

2016 New Colombo Plan Fellow , Justin Freeman, had a "life-changing" study experience

Regular visits to the Australian Embassy, watching Korean megastar Psy perform “Gangnam Style” live and trying local delicacies including live octopus, was only a taste of Justin Freeman’s study year at Yonsei University in Seoul.

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Feeding sharks just part of a day's work for marine science student

November 14th, 2016

Marine Science student Colby Bignell is volunteering at the Shark African Shark Conservancy

Third year marine science student Colby Bignell is volunteering for six months at the South African Shark Conservancy in Hermanus.

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Students gather for Common Purpose

November 13th, 2016

Prof Andrew Taggart congratulated the successful students heading on the Common Purpose course in Singapore.

Australian and Singaporean university students will learn from each other during the Common Purpose Study Abroad program hosted by Murdoch University in December.

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World breakthrough for WA researchers

September 20th, 2016

The FDA has approved a drug developed in Perth by Professors Sue Fletcher and Steve Wilton

The international Duchenne muscular dystrophy community have applauded the announcement by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to approve a drug developed in Perth by Professors Steve Wilton and Sue Fletcher

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Side swim style saves shark energy

August 9th, 2016

Hammerhead sharks swim on their side to save energy

Hammerhead sharks swim on their sides up to 90 per cent of the time to save energy, a Murdoch University researcher has found.

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