University News

All about that mace!

December 16 / 189

Anyone who has graduated from the University of Melbourne or attended a graduation ceremony will be familiar with our imposing ceremonial mace. 

Ken Gelder's research impact recognised by election to Australian Academy of the Humanities

December 16 / 189

English and Theatre Studies’ Ken Gelder is the most recent addition to the Australian Academy of the Humanities (AAH) having been elected in November.

University of Melbourne named on new list of most innovative universities in Asia-Pacific

December 16 / 189

The University’s commitment to research and innovation has been recognised in Thomson Reuters’ new ranking of the most innovative universities in the Asia-Pacific. Melbourne came in at 34.

Women in Research Citation Award for Applied Linguistics’ Ute Knoch

December 16 / 189

The Department of Applied Linguistics’ Dr Ute Knochhas been named one of twelve Clarivate Analytics’ inaugural Women in Research Citation Awards winners. The Awards, presented jointly with the Australian National University, honour the outstanding achievements of early to mid-career women researchers in Australia across all fields of research in science, social sciences and the humanities. 

Exhibition shows life-saving effect of radiology in cancer treatment

December 16 / 189

When Swedish doctor Tage Sjögren became the first person to cure a patient’s skin cancer using x-ray treatment in 1899, he lamented that there was no safe method to accurately measure radiation doses, having to rely instead on intuition and previous experience.

Indigenous student success celebrated

December 16 / 189

In October Indigenous Academics, students and staff came together to celebrate and recognise Indigenous student success at the Murrup Barak Indigenous Student Awards night.

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.

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