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10 Jul 2020
An internationally recognised standard for managing wildlife trade based on known disease risks should be established to prevent the outbreak of new infectious diseases such as SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes coronavirus (COVID-19), experts say.
9 Jul 2020
The University of Melbourne has affirmed its commitment to gender equity by endorsing the Australian Higher Education Joint Sector Position Statement on ‘Preserving Gender Equity as a Higher Education Priority During and After COVID-19’.
The University of Melbourne has become the first Australian university to sign up to the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA), a set of recommendations that encourage a meaningful and comprehensive assessment of research quality.
7 Jul 2020
Professor Peter Tregear has been appointed as the inaugural Director of Little Hall, a landmark student residence in Carlton made possible by a generous $30 million gift from philanthropists Jane Hansen and Paul Little.
5 Jul 2020
Nearly half of the teachers in a nationwide survey conducted during the height of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic reported working almost an entire extra day while teaching from home, with some working in excess of 20 hours extra per week.
29 Jun 2020
The disruption of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic to the Australian education system is an opportunity to reshape the way we assess school students and future-proof their employability prospects, according to a new report.
25 Jun 2020
New research has revealed for the first time that shield bugs use a variety of colours throughout their lives to avoid predators.
The University of Melbourne will continue to be a comprehensive university with a history of excellence in the arts, humanities and social sciences alongside the natural sciences, following the Federal Government’s proposed funding reforms to the higher education sector.
The University of Melbourne and the Royal Melbourne Hospital have welcomed a $1.48 million Federal Government grant that will expand a world first-in-human clinical trial of an implantable brain-computer interface designed to help Australians with upper limb paralysis restore functional independence.
24 Jun 2020
Concerns about whether people have coped in isolation have prompted a weekly survey to identify how adults living in Australia are dealing with coronavirus (COVID-19) issues such as illness, isolation, and social distancing.
23 Jun 2020
Incorrect labelling of food products is causing too many allergic reactions and needs to be more tightly regulated, a University of Melbourne researcher says.
19 Jun 2020
University of Melbourne scientists are leading the call for Australians to step outside on the longest night of the year to help measure light pollution and break a world record for the number of people counting the stars.
Researchers at the University of Melbourne are calling for greater accessibility and improved quality of data on the health of asylum seekers held in Australian onshore and offshore detention centres.
18 Jun 2020
The University of Melbourne is calling for applicants to register their interest for the Atlantic Fellows for Social Equity (AFSE) program.
17 Jun 2020
Science and engineering researchers at the University of Melbourne have been awarded a $3.95 million Australian Government grant to help develop cutting edge space capabilities in Australia.
A world-first framework that identifies a health practitioner’s readiness to address family violence has been developed in a University of Melbourne-led study funded by the Safer Families Centre.
16 Jun 2020
TikTok, the fast-growing mobile video app, has generously donated $US2 million (almost $AU3 million) to the Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity (Doherty Institute) to contribute to the Institute’s work on coronavirus (COVID-19).
15 Jun 2020
Experts in disaster recovery and resilience will lead a panel discussion this week for parents and teachers about supporting the mental health and wellbeing of children in their care during bushfire recovery and pandemic restrictions.
11 Jun 2020
University of Melbourne staff have rejected a proposed variation to their Enterprise Agreement in a ballot held on Wednesday 10 June.
A warming planet will cause stronger storm winds triggering larger and more frequent extreme waves over the next 80 years, with largest increases shown in the Southern Ocean, according to new research.