University News

New structure and heads of school at Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences

March 17 / 191

The Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences has appointed Professors Ted Whittem and Mohan Singh to lead the Melbourne Veterinary School (MVS) and School of Agriculture and Food (SAF), respectively. 

Reuse centre diverts tonnes of waste from landfill

March 17 / 191

The results speak for themselves. 6.8 million dollars saved and 300 tonnes of perfectly good items repurposed (12 467 items to be exact) – in just four years.

University of Melbourne leads the way in ARC Linkage awards

March 17 / 191

University of Melbourne researchers have been awarded more than $3 million in the latest round of Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage Projects announced last week by the Minister for Education and Training, Senator Simon Birmingham.

Emissions reduction, curriculum changes central to new Sustainability Plan

February 17 / 190

The University of Melbourne will be carbon neutral before 2030, achieve zero net emissions from electricity by 2021 and will now report annually on the institution’s sustainability impact and performance. 

Website brings eclectic group of cultural objects together to aid teaching

February 17 / 190

On a scholarship visit to the British Museum in 2015, Kerrianne Stone, a curator at the Baillieu Library’s print collection, came across the ‘Teaching History with 100 Objects’ project.

Build your tertiary education management skills - 100 per cent online

February 17 / 190

Specialist knowledge and skills training for leadership and management in the tertiary education sector is now available completely online – meaning program participants can fit their studies around work and family schedules.

New leadership appointments to Stem Cells Australia initiative

February 17 / 190

Professor Melissa Little from the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Melbourne and the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute has been named the new head of the Stem Cells Australia initiative by the University of Melbourne.

Entrepreneurial students take out the Big Idea comp

February 17 / 190

In Semester 2, 2016, The Big Issue Australia ran a national competition around social enterprise planning, culminating in November grand finals. A team from the Faculties of Arts and Business & Economics took out the grand prize with their winning idea, Yumi.

The Citizen wins best student journalism publication

February 17 / 190

The Citizen has been named best student journalism publication for 2016, landing the Dr Charles Stuart Prize in this year’s Ossie awards.

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