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24 Jul 2020
City-dwellers need to switch off their garden lights at night-time, according to a new study of magpies and pigeons that reveals the harmful impact artificial light is having on birds’ sleep patterns.
23 Jul 2020
Researchers have welcomed the announced extension of JobKeeper and JobSeeker, with new survey results showing Australians are spending less.
22 Jul 2020
The societal impact of universities should be measured, resourced and recognised through prominent channels such as global university rankings, a new report recommends.
21 Jul 2020
A $AU5 million grant from the German Research Foundation (DFG) has been matched by the University of Melbourne, extending a joint PhD program in infection and immunity research for the next five years.
17 Jul 2020
The University of Melbourne has signed an agreement with Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) to launch its first International Research Training Group (IRTG) with a Chinese university.
General Practitioners (GPs) and other specialists have experienced significant changes to workload and income during the pandemic, according to a new report by the Melbourne Institute: Applied Economic & Social Research at the University of Melbourne.
16 Jul 2020
New guidelines to support the treatment of people with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) were launched today by the Federal Minister for Health Greg Hunt.
15 Jul 2020
Patients with gastrointestinal disorders – such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and constipation – have greater symptom relief and improved wellbeing when treated at multidisciplinary clinics, new research shows.
13 Jul 2020
The University and Telstra will help develop and diversify Australia’s pipeline of technology talent through a $5.14 million partnership.
12 Jul 2020
Disruption and ongoing instability as Australians navigate the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is weighing heavily on people with a mood disorder such as depression or bipolar disorder, new research shows.
A new study of twins and triplets shows how our close social relationships are vital in how we cope with the upheaval of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
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.