News, research and experts from the University of Melbourne
Smart water tank to improve platypus breeding odds
Water authorities will be turning to Melburnians to help with a novel system of ‘smart’ rainwater tanks and urban lakes that can provide crucial water to support platypus habitat when it’s most needed – just before the breeding season.
Funding boost for Melbourne Connect projects
The University of Melbourne has welcomed State Government funding for a collection of projects at Australia’s newest innovation precinct, Melbourne Connect.
University welcomes Lexus Australia as first AIMES car manufacturing partner to drive C-ITS research forward
Lexus Australia was today announced as the first car manufacturer to join the Australian Integrated Multimodal EcoSystem (AIMES) transport collaboration to accelerate Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems (C-ITS) technology research for smarter and safer on-road travel.
Endangered frogs rescued from fire zones for breeding program
Nineteen critically endangered Spotted Tree Frogs collected from fire-ravaged areas in north-east Victoria are heading to a breeding program with the help of University Melbourne researchers.
Equine research and clinical treatment to grow with $3 million gift
U-Vet Werribee Equine Centre will receive more than $3 million to continue developing its equine lameness prevention and diagnosis program.
Applications open for Atlantic Fellows for Social Equity 2022 cohort
Applications have opened for the 2022 Atlantic Fellows for Social Equity (AFSE) program based at the University of Melbourne.
Artificial light harming clownfish
Young clownfish living closest to shore are dying faster than those further offshore because they are being exposed to artificial lighting, says an international research team, which includes the University of Melbourne.
University of Melbourne climbs in QS Rankings
The University of Melbourne has improved its position from 41 to 37 in the latest QS World University Rankings.
BCG vaccine trial joins global race to better understand COVID-19 variants
An Australian-led study will investigate whether it’s possible to predict who remains susceptible to SARS-CoV-2 variants after having COVID-19 or receiving a COVID-19-specific vaccine.
Slope stability model can help predict landslides to protect communities and save lives
A mathematical model which can predict landslides that occur unexpectantly has been developed by two University of Melbourne scientists, with colleagues from GroundProbe-Orica and the University of Florence.