Facing a healthier future,
naturopathic medicine

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Facing a brighter future
for the Barrier Reef

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Facing a stronger future
in engineering

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Facing a vibrant future
in the arts

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Professor Peter Harrison is best known as the ‘coral sexpert’ for discovering how to cost-effectively capture millions of coral eggs and sperm.

The Northern Rivers takes leadership role in global reef restoration

Southern Cross University Professor Peter Harrison, a recognised world-leader in coral reproduction, is working with leading marine organisations around the globe aiming to restore coral reefs, which he dubs ‘the rainforests of the ocean’.
His decorated career spans more than 35 years of teaching and researching marine science, including coral ecology, whale migration and conservation, dolphin populations.

A record $10 million personal donation to Southern Cross University by philanthropist Marcus Blackmore and his wife Caroline.

Marcus and Caroline Blackmore with Southern Cross University Vice Chancellor Professor Adam Shoemaker

Marcus Blackmore AM (left) and his wife Caroline with Southern Cross University Vice Chancellor Professor Adam Shoemaker

$10m gift drives internationally significant research into naturopathic medicine

Thanks to a $10 million donation by philanthropist Marcus Blackmore and his wife Caroline, Southern Cross University is establishing the first National Centre for Naturopathic Medicine. With a vision for a world-class centre of excellence in innovation, education and research, Southern Cross University continues to lead Australia in this important field of naturopathic medicine. What we learn here in our own backyard we take to the world.

Southern Cross University engineering

The outstanding engineering testing facilities at Southern Cross University have attracted top academics and talented students to undertake locally relevant and globally impactful research.

Innovation and world-class facilities drive the world’s engineering talent to the Northern Rivers

Southern Cross University engineers are literally building a new world. Demand for the University’s engineering graduates has catapulted Northern Rivers’ talent across Australia and around the globe. They bring with them a fresh perspective on construction and engineering – sustainable, renewable and innovative.

The creative arts is synonymous with the Northern Rivers and is an area of the University we are most proud of.

Southern Cross University’s contribution to the arts reflects the soul of the region

"This is what is so great about Lismore and the Northern Rivers – it is authentic, creative and eclectic – it isn’t afraid to push the boundaries. This is a community that embraces non-conformity and experimentation and those values sit very well with Southern Cross University," says Vice President (Engagement) Ben Roche.

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