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University launches global Indigenous Knowledge Institute

The University of Melbourne has announced that it will invest at least $6 million to launch an Indigenous Knowledge Institute for world-leading Aboriginal knowledge, research and education. Photograph: Fred Kroh Photography

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A community acting against family violence

One Aboriginal community, in collaboration with University of Melbourne researchers, has co-designed an online family violence resource for their own people.

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Can we close the gap on blindness by 2020?

The Roadmap to Close the Gap for Vision is improving eye health for Indigenous Australians, but University of Melbourne research finds more needs to be done.

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The unique value of Indigenous knowledge

A University of Melbourne expert says Australian universities are still missing out on genuine two-way learning with local Indigenous knowledge.