University News

Using music to combat mental illness in Melbourne's west

December 16 / 189

The use of music therapy to combat mental illness is changing the lives of young people in Melbourne's west.

Build your tertiary education management skills online

December 16 / 189

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.

Dr Benjamin Rubinstein honoured in 2016 Young Tall Poppies Science Awards

December 16 / 189

Cybersecurity and artificial intelligence (AI) research has earned a prestigious Young Tall Poppies Science Award for Dr Benjamin Rubinstein from the Department of Computing and Information Systems.

New plaques on Professor’s Walk for 2016 University of Melbourne awardees

December 16 / 189

This year’s University of Melbourne Awards have been announced, with bronze plaques installed along Professors Walk on the Parkville campus to recognise awardees.

Norwegian student Sander Bredal named International Student of the Year

December 16 / 189

University of Melbourne student Sander Bredal has been chosen from Victoria’s 175,000 international students as International Student of the Year in the Higher Education category as part of this year’s Victorian International Education Awards.

Award for young alumnus in China

December 16 / 189

At only 28 years old, Dr Yijia Li is an entrepreneur, scientist and expert in stem cell storage, and is considered a global leader in biomedicine. Now, the University of Melbourne PhD alumnus can add Young Alumni of the Year, after being awarded at the Australia China Alumni Association Awards.

Celebrating our 800th PhD completion for 2016

December 16 / 189

On Tuesday November 22, 2016, Maria Alejandra Rodriguez Sossa, from the Melbourne School of Engineering’s Department of Computing and Information Systems, became the 800th graduate research candidate for the year to complete her PhD.  This is a milestone for the University of Melbourne, not having processed as many as 800 completions in a calendar year before.

My Melbourne with……Monique Edwards

December 16 / 189

My Melbourne introduces the people who keep our not-so-little community buzzing, what they do with their working days, and what they've learned along life's journey.

MUSSE is on holiday in January!

December 16 / 189

MUSSE editors wish everyone a very happy holiday season, and enjoyable rest and relaxation. MUSSE will be on vacation throughout January but please send your story suggestions as usual to


Australia and Cuba strengthen relations through urban food security project

November 16 / 188

A team of University of Melbourne researchers is about to travel to Cuba as part of an urban food security project funded by the Australian government’s Council on Australia-Latin America Relations (COALAR).  

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