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Campus News : March 2013
he University of Wollongong's Sydney Business School is celebrating the release of two new international rankings that confirm its position among Australia's leading business schools. The London-based International Graduate Forum (IGF) has ranked the Sydney Business School's Master of Business Administration degree number one in Australia in its new rankings published in CEO magazine. And the new international QS ranking system for business schools, called QS Business School Stars, has given the Sydney Business School a four-star ranking. Sydney Business School Business Manager Sue Mathews said the awards were a pleasing confirmation of the Sydney Business School's international standard. "As well as these latest rankings, we have again been ranked in the top 200 business schools in the world, coming in at number 13 in the Emerging Global: Asia Pacific category," Ms Mathews said. "We have also been ranked at 43 in the world for Corporate Social Responsibility and 48 in the world for international management and 50th in the world for marketing in the 2012-13 QS Global 200 Business Schools report." The QS Business School Star ranking system is designed to allow prospective students to compare business schools across seven criteria, which are ranked from zero to five: teaching and student quality; employability; research; internationalisation and diversity; facilities; engagement; and the MBA course. The Sydney Business School scored the maximum five stars for two categories, facilities and internationalisation and diversity. The IGF ranking is a new global ranking of MBAs for prospective students, based on a number of criteria that students look for such as class sizes and teaching quality. NH BUSINESS SCHOOL'S RANKINGS BOOST I T MARCH 2013 CONNECT: UOW 7 CONNECT: NEWS ndonesian National Centre for Archaeology (ARKENAS) Director Dr Bambang Sulistyanto and Deputy Director E. Wahyu Saptomo were special guests at University of Wollongong in February for the launch of an archaeological exhibition featuring Homo floresiensis (the "Hobbit"). The permanent display, which features the research and teaching areas of the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, is in the ground floor foyer of the Sciences Building (41), next to the Howard Worner Collection of rare minerals. The display includes a full-scale skeletal replica of the "Hobbit", as well as stone artefacts and a facial approximation revealing what she would have looked like. UOW researchers Professor Mike Morwood and Professor Bert Roberts were key members of ARKENAS-led team that in 2003 discovered Homo floresiensis -- a previously unknown species of tiny humans on the Indonesian island of Flores that had co-existed with modern humans until relatively recently. Professor Morwood and Professor R.P Soejono from ARKENAS led the excavation team digging in limestone caves in Flores, where team member Mr Saptomo exhumed the skeleton of the one- metre tall female that helped change scientific thinking about the development of the human "family tree". The team subsequently found skeletal remains of another 13 individuals. Professor Roberts, an internationally renowned geochronologist, led the team of dating experts who used the latest luminescence technology to show that the skeleton was around 18,000 years old. UOW Vice-Chancellor Professor Paul Wellings welcomed Dr Sulistyanto and Mr Saptomo, and acknowledged the international collaboration between Australian and Indonesian scientists at UOW and ARKENAS that had led to "one of the outstanding discoveries in palaeoanthropology in the past half century". "We are celebrating the opening of this new permanent display which provides tangible evidence that science is very exciting," Professor Wellings said. "We greatly value international research partnerships, particularly in tackling the big questions of science ... and this is an outstanding example." Professor Roberts said UOW's collaboration with ARKENAS, which had begun in 2001, was continuing in Flores and in other parts of Indonesia including Sulawesi. "It is a collaboration on all levels, not just a matter of ARKENAS issuing us with permits to work in Indonesia," Professor Roberts said. "ARKENAS archaeologists work side by side with us as diggers in the field and in many other ways." Professor Wellings said the new display demonstrated three things: the excitement of cutting edge science, the complexity of running major (scientific) investigations, and the intellectual rigour of the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences. Dean of Science Professor Will Price acknowledged the work that the School's staff, led by Curator Penny Williamson, had put into the display which he described as "an extremely valuable collection that will stand the University in good stead for many years to come". NH DISPLAY CELEBRATES EXCITING SCIENCE Pictured at the opening of the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences display (from left): Professor Bert Roberts, ARKENAS Deputy Director E. Wahyu Saptomo, Professor Mike Morwood and ARKENAS Director Dr Bambang Sulistyanto.