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University of Melbourne commits to climate positive status by 2030
The University of Melbourne has set new commitments on climate change targets, including achieving carbon neutral certification by 2025 and climate positive status by 2030.
University welcomes plan to return international students to campus
The University of Melbourne welcomes the Victorian Government’s International Student Arrivals Plan which will enable international students and graduate researchers to return to campus and help to reinstate the vibrant community valued by students and staff for the start of the 2022 academic year.
Affordable housing push needs socially minded design innovations and a national housing policy
A chronic shortage in affordable housing has government and industry driving frenzied building activity, but it must be guided by socially minded design and a national housing policy to achieve the best outcomes for vulnerable residents, according to University of Melbourne academics.
NHMRC Synergy Grants - keys to greater discoveries
Four University of Melbourne researchers and their collaborators have been awarded $5 million each over five years in National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Synergy grants, to address significant health and medical issues.
Dairy foods reduce fractures in aged-care residents: study
The addition of dairy foods into the daily diet of aged-care residents can reduce fractures and falls, researchers have found in a study published today in the British Medical Journal.
Professor Jane Gunn appointed Dean of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
World-leading health services and applied clinical researcher Professor Jane Gunn has been appointed as the University of Melbourne’s 18th Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences (MDHS).
$8M from Snow Medical Research Foundation to improve outcomes for breast cancer patients
A physician scientist whose research focuses on an important but overlooked problem in cancer biology has been awarded one of three $8 million Snow Fellowships.
Busting the ‘slow down’ myth: vigorous activity needed in later life to live longer and better
Older people are the most sedentary group in Australia, but recent research indicates many would exercise more if encouraged to do so.
University researchers among 2021 Eureka Prize winners
The Australian Museum’s annual science award, the Eureka Prize has recognised the work of University of Melbourne researchers in infectious diseases and defence science and technology.
$2.5 million for regional Victoria to support agricultural innovation
Agricultural innovation in Victoria has received a significant boost with the Commonwealth Government announcing $2.5 million of additional funding for the Victorian Drought Resilience Adoption and Innovation Hub, led by the University of Melbourne.