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Melbourne still Australia’s best on THE rankings
The University of Melbourne has retained its place as the number one university in the country in the latest Times Higher Education World University Rankings.
Global crowdsourcing contest to predict epileptic seizures begins
An online contest in association with online platform Kaggle, the Mayo Clinic and University of Pennsylvania will let the globe’s keenest data scientists loose on the holy grail of epilepsy research — an algorithm that can predict seizures — using data from patients that has never before been available to researchers.
Breaking down the barriers: how energy access can power communities and create gender equality
An international conference examining inclusive energy solutions, being held at the University of Melbourne, will look at how access to energy can help reduce poverty, improve social inclusion, including balancing gender equity.
Melbourne jumps four places in world rankings
The University of Melbourne has climbed four places in the prestigious Shanghai Ranking’s Academic Ranking of World Universities, further strengthening its place as Australia’s number one university.
University statement on student safety in Nice
The University of Melbourne can confirm that four of its current students were in Nice during the Bastille Day truck attack.
Acquisition of world-leading genomics system to radically improve cancer research and treatment
The University of Melbourne and the Australian Genome Research Facility (AGRF) announced today that they have jointly acquired the Chromium™ System from US company10x Genomics®, providing Australia with one of the first opportunities outside the United States to utilise this powerful new genomic technology towards research that can significantly improve patient outcomes.
New maps go beneath Jupiter’s colourful clouds
Astronomers have produced the most detailed radio map yet of the atmosphere of Jupiter, revealing the massive movement of ammonia gas that underlies the planet’s colourful bands, spots and whirling clouds.
Renewed effort and more funding needed to fight infectious diseases
Eminent scientists Nobel Laureate Professor Peter Doherty and Professor Sharon Lewin have called for an increased level of collaboration and more funding for research to fight infectious diseases across the globe.
The University of Melbourne and the Women’s appoint first chair of Family Violence Prevention
Health Minister Jill Hennessy today announced Professor Kelsey Hegarty has been appointed as Australia’s first chair of Family Violence Prevention.
Women use warmer language than men on Facebook, finds new research
By analysing the language of 65 000 Facebook users, researchers have found that females used language that was characteristic of compassion and politeness, while masculine language was more hostile and impersonal.
University welcomes landmark legal education decision in Singapore
The University of Melbourne has welcomed the Federal Government’s announcement that the Juris Doctor qualifications of 10 Australian universities, including Melbourne, will now be recognized in Singapore.
Infectious diseases and chronic illnesses are becoming more alike
Australia and India’s leading infectious disease and chronic illness experts are meeting in Melbourne this week to discuss emerging similarities between the two fields of medical science.
Extreme coral bleaching may be new normal by 2034
Large parts of the Great Barrier Reef will have died off by the mid-2030s, according to research examining the role of climate change in this year’s extreme coral bleaching event.
Religious prejudice, not racism, main driver of intolerance towards asylum seekers
Negative attitudes among Australian voters towards asylum seekers are driven by religious bigotry more than by racism or economic anxieties, according to a University of Melbourne report released today.
Universities of Birmingham and Melbourne launch global collaboration
The University of Birmingham and the University of Melbourne have signed an expansive new agreement to formally collaborate on research, education and cultural engagement.
Melbourne to play prominent role in Ireland’s Easter Rising 1916 commemorations
The far reaching repercussions of Ireland’s historic 1916 Easter Rising, and specifically its effect on Australia during a time of war, will be explored as State Library Victoria and the University of Melbourne partner to commemorate the centenary of this seminal moment in Irish history.
New research reveals mindful parenting reduces child stress
Mindfulness in parenting significantly reduces children’s stress levels, according to a new study by the University of Melbourne’s Director of Positive Psychology Lea Waters.
Melbourne strengthens its gateway to Asia
Research from the University of Melbourne shows how Melbourne Airport has recorded a steady increase in the share of travellers to and from Asia.
Laureate Professor Alan Lopez only Australian in Top 10 Hottest Scientists list
University of Melbourne Laureate Professor Alan Lopez has been named among the top ten most influential academics worldwide, in a new analysis of thousands of academic papers by Thomson-Reuters.