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Australian Catholic University receives government grants


Australian Catholic University (ACU National) has received three research grants, totalling $466,455, as announced by the Australian Research Council through the Government's Linkage Program.

"ACU National places a high priority on research and development and, according to the 2002 Australian University Quality Agency Report on the University, has successfully created a research ethos and identified areas of research strength," said ACU National Vice-Chancellor, Professor Peter Sheehan.

"Since its inception in 1991, ACU National's research activity has increased dramatically. The number of research candidates has risen dramatically with 310 candidates enrolled in 2003," he said.

The grants have been awarded to ACU National for research projects in the areas of Environmental Science, Communication Technology and Educational Studies.

The interrelationship between key characteristics of migratory wader habitat and the hydraulic environment will be the focus of a research study by ACU National's School of Environmental Science, Dr N Saintilan.

ACU National's Head of the School of Business and Informatics (NSW), Dr J Seruga, and Macquarie University's Professor JP Pieprzyk and Capital Technic Group's, Mr. J Fick, will research the area of communication technologies, Audit Security Models for Multiparty Internet Transactions.

The Government has allocated $47.5 million to support 261 research projects over the next five years through its Linkage Program. Commonwealth funding for Linkage Projects assists academic researchers develop strategic research alliances with industry. Companies from across Australia are co-funders in this round of Linkage Projects, contributing $1.64 for every $1 spent by the Commonwealth.

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10 Jun 2003