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Welcome from the Head of School

Welcome from the Head of School

In this second issue of the UQ Psychology e-Newsletter, we celebrate psychology at UQ being ranked in the world's top 10 by the QS World University Rankings:

This international recognition reflects the stellar contributions of our people. These contributions include the hard work and dedication shown by our tutors in providing students with the best learning experiences possible, innovative approaches to teaching developed by our lecturers, and the work of our researchers who consistently produce important new scientific discoveries about mind, brain, behaviour and the human experience.

This issue will highlight current research in our School that explores what it means to be both Asian and Australian, how best to help couples through conflict, and provides some new insights about the ageing mind.

You may have heard that 'MOOCs' are the next big thing in higher education around the world. UQ Psychology is at the forefront of the University's collaboration with edX to develop massive open online courses. From 2014 you will be able to sign up for Jason Tangen's highly-regarded course The Science of Everyday Thinking, delivered entirely via the edX website:

UQ Psychology is also leading the way in investigating the human learning process through the new Science of Learning Research Centre, which is also profiled in this issue.

We are keen to develop and maintain a connection with our alumni across all degree programs, so that we can celebrate your successes as well. We would like to invite you back to UQ to our public lectures, with professional development points attached where possible, and we are exploring how we can support a graduate-led alumni association. If you have a story to share, please let us know.

As usual, we would welcome your feedback on this issue.

Virginia Slaughter

Head of School

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