University News

Melbourne commits to UN Sustainable Development Goals

October 16 / 187

The Vice-Chancellor Professor Glyn Davis recently formalised the University of Melbourne’s commitment to support the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.

Melbourne University, Bio21 Institute and Thermo Fisher Scientific Australia sign collaboration agreement

October 16 / 187

The University of Melbourne’s Bio21 Institute – renowned for cutting edge research and innovation and strong academia-industry partnerships – recently announced a major collaborative agreement with Thermo Fisher Scientific, the world leader in serving science through development and provision of cutting-edge technology. 

Language impairment holds youth offenders back – 3MT winning PhD research

October 16 / 187

Melbourne Graduate School of Education doctoral researcher Nathaniel Swain has won this year’s University of Melbourne Three Minute Thesis competition (3MT®), after condensing his thesis into a short presentation about language and literacy interventions with young offenders who have communication disorders.

"By the pricking of my thumbs something wicked this way comes!" - MTC ticket discounts for UoM staff

October 16 / 187

Melbourne Theatre Company (MTC) released its season 2017 plays last month, and has a special offer available to all University of Melbourne staff.

High impact research awarded with Woodward medals

October 16 / 187

Each year the University of Melbourne honours two staff members whose research has made the most significant contribution to knowledge in the three years prior to the award, in a field of science and technology, and humanities and social sciences.

Derek Denton portrait added to Canberra collection

October 16 / 187

A new portrait of leading Australian scientist and Derek Denton – Emeritus Professor of the University – has recently been unveiled at the National Portrait Gallery in Canberra.

Just like owning a car but better – five GoGet spaces now on campus

October 16 / 187

The University has joined with car share network GoGet as part of its focus on social and environmental sustainability, and there are now five car share vehicles located across campus.

Eureka Prize acknowledges giant leaps forward in science

October 16 / 187

Melbourne researchers were well represented in the Australian Museum’s prestigious Eureka Prizes for 2016, with three winning projects involving our scientific and medical investigators.

On-campus dance performance brings Degas’ art to life

September 16 / 186

There are still over two weeks for art lovers to explore the exquisite world of Degas and dance in the exhibition Degas: A New Vision now on show at the National Gallery of Victoria.

Rainbowing Raymond Priestley to show our collective Pride in diversity

September 16 / 186

For the second year running members of the University of Melbourne community are invited to support diversity and inclusiveness in Australian society, by joining the annual Pride march, to be held as part of Midsumma festivities on 29 January 2017.

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