The world’s adolescents – large unmet needs and growing inequalities
Today’s adolescents make up the largest generation in history, but a landmark study reveals these young people are encountering greater health challenges than those faced 25 years ago, and investments in their wellbeing have not kept pace with population growth.
Penny Wong and Jordon Steele-John celebrated for political leadership
Penny Wong and Jordon Steele-John have been named the McKinnon Political Leaders of the Year for their courageous, visionary and collaborative political leadership in 2018.
Funding to advance research into stem-cell based therapies
Stem Cells Australia and the University of Melbourne have welcomed $150 million Federal Government funding towards research into new ways to treat congenital heart disease, blindness, stroke, dementia and kidney disease.
Researchers find trapdoor in SwissVote election system
A team of researchers have examined the source code published as part of the SwissPost e-voting system, provided by Scytl, and discovered a cryptographic trapdoor.
Easier access to nicotine vaping products highly likely to improve public health and reduce health system costs: study
Easier access to e-cigarettes containing nicotine is highly likely to lead to health gains and cost savings in the health sector, Australian and New Zealand researchers have found.
Journalism scholarships to support regional news
Applications for two $40 000 Regional Journalism Scholarships at the University of Melbourne will open this week to encourage more regional and remote students to undertake journalism courses.
Research to help mobile phones act smarter and last longer
Melbourne researchers have used artificial intelligence (AI) to predict when users will reach for their mobile phone, helping people to maximise phone battery life.
Fulbright Scholars celebrate US research ties
Three University of Melbourne graduates have been named 2019 Fulbright Scholars, recognising the potential international impact of their research aspirations.
New WHO strategy aims to halve the global impact of snakebite
A new World Health Organization (WHO) strategy aims to halve the impact of snakebite, which affects 5.4 million people globally each year, kills up to 138 000 and leaves 400 000 suffering permanent physical and psychological disabilities.
University rises to third place in latest Times Higher Education Asia-Pacific rankings
The University of Melbourne has been ranked third in the 2019 Times Higher Education (THE) Asia-Pacific Rankings, which were released last night. The University was fourth in last year’s rankings.