University News

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).  

Stan Grant to deliver 2016 Narrm Oration

November 16 / 188

While there have been several tragic and disturbing stories about life for some Indigenous Australians this year, there has also been some good news about inclusion and participation in education and training.

UoM students ride to raise money for Motor Neurone disease

November 16 / 188

Motor Neurone Disease (MND) is the reality for 2000 Australians, and the number of cases continues to increase every year. While researchers are working towards a cure for the devastating disease, four University of Melbourne students and a friend from the University of Technology Sydney have taken up the challenge of raising much needed funds.

Art + Australia re-launched by artist Bill Henson

November 16 / 188

Australia’s premier art journal, Art + Australia, was launched in a new print format by celebrated Australian artist Bill Henson late last month.

From fire to gut bugs and antibiotic resistance: ARC grant results

November 16 / 188

The University of Melbourne has received Australian Research Council grants totalling more than $44 million for projects including understanding the pre-contact environmental impact of fire, antibiotic resistance in soil, and how bacteria affects gut function. 

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