University lauded in latest research awards

July 15 / 161


The University of Melbourne has been recognised as one of the top research and innovation institutions in the country, after the announcement of the 2015 Thomson Reuters Australian Citation and Innovation Awards.


The awards, which recognise leading scientific research and innovation in Australia, are determined by analysing the volume and impact of a researcher or an institution's contribution to a particular subject area.


Announced at an event on campus earlier this week, the University of Melbourne was named the number one Academic (University) organisation, with a number of academic staff members also receiving honours.


Awarded academics included:


-       Dr Jane Elith (Botany)


-       Professor Peter Colman, Dr Doug Fairlie, Professor David Huang, Dr Erinna Lee, Professor Andrew Roberts, Professor Andreas Strasser and Dr James Vince (Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research)


-       Professor Rachel Webster and Professor Stuart Wyithe (ARC Centre of Excellence for All-Sky Astrophysics)


-       Professor Grant McArthur (Lorenzo Galli Chair in Melanoma, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and University of Melbourne).


A full list of winners is available here.


Professor James McCluskey, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research,  said awards such as these were wonderful recognition of the University’s reputation in research and innovation areas.


“In particular, the Citation and Innovation Awards reflect our strong performances in the area of patenting with a strong international focus.”


“I congratulate all of those who have worked hard across many years to get to this point, and look forward to the University building off these results in the future.” 


Story by David Scott

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