Education Policy | Post Primary | Preschool | Primary | Tertiary | Search

 

Top Doctoral Scholarship success for Victoria

MEDIA RELEASE 20 March 2008

Top Doctoral Scholarship success for Victoria students

Four Victoria University students have been awarded Top Achiever Doctoral Scholarships in the latest round of funding announced by the Tertiary Education Commission today. Bronwyn Wood, Adam Day, Matthew Weaver and Phillip Wong collectively received funding of more than $350,000 for their PhD research. ViceChancellor, Professor Pat Walsh, congratulated the students on receiving the prestigious scholarships that reward New Zealand’s best and brightest postgraduate students.

“The importance of research for New Zealand, and of funding for it, has been in the spotlight over the past two weeks. These scholarships will assist students to further contribute to their chosen discipline at a university that strives for researchled excellence.”

Bronwyn Wood, a student in the School of Education Studies has been awarded almost $100,000 to research the role of social studies education in developing the social attitudes and beliefs of New Zealand youth. Phillip Wong and Adam Day will undertake their PhDs in the School of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science, looking into reducing the computational cost of the programcreator tool Genetic Programming, and understanding what it means to be computationally random respectively.


Matthew Weaver, a student in the School of Psychology, will measure eye movement to determine what visual cues capture our attention, and how much time is spent observing particular objects. Fortytwo students nationwide received Top Achiever Doctoral Scholarships, collectively worth $4.4 million, for study at either a New Zealand or an overseas university.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 
IHC Tribute: Colin Meads

"While Colin is best known for rugby, to us he is one of a small number of distinguished IHC New Zealand Life Members recognised for their significant support for people with intellectual disabilities," says IHC Chief Executive Ralph Jones. More>>

ALSO:

Howard Davis Review: Tilting at Turbines - The Trip to Spain

Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon have now both broken the Big Fifty barrier, which seems to have brought a whole new level of angst to their midlife adventures ... More>>

Review: A Rose By Any Other Name Would Smell As Sweet

The Royal New Zealand Ballet has accepted the challenge of this heart-touching tragedy and largely succeeded. More>>

ALSO:

NZ's First Male IAAF Gold: Tom Walsh's Historic Shot Put Victory

Although feeling very sore but with a great feeling Tom Walsh took his place as number one on the victory dais to receive his much deserved gold medal. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Review Of Books: Q&A: Hard To Find Books

"Unfortunately we are in crisis and this friendly dinosaur faces extinction… Our only hope is to try and raise funds to buy the building and restore it to its glory, either fully funded or with a viable deposit." More>>

Kid Lit: Lost Mansfield Story Discovered At Wellington Library

Previously undiscovered letters and a story written by a young Katherine Mansfield were recently unearthed in Wellington City Library’s archives by a local author researching a book about the famous writer. More>>

 
 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • CULTURE
  • HEALTH
  • EDUCATION
 
 
  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland