Monash University was founded in 1958 in Melbourne, Australia as a public university. Monash has over 55,000 students attending classes in the universities eight campuses. Six of the campuses are located in Victoria, Australia, one campus in South Africa and one in Malaysia. The university has a Centre in Prato, Italy. Monash University is a member of the prestigious Group of Eight and ranked in the top 50 of all universities world-wide. The University is noted for its Stem Cell Research and the Monash Science Technology Research and Innovation Precinct, as well as 100 other scientific research centres.
Lower-level qualifications deserve more attention
Many lower-level vocational education and training (VET) qualifications meet industry and social needs and should not be overlooked in skilling and social policy developments, according to a recent report.
The origins and future of Lake Eyre and the Murray-Darling Basin
Geoscientists have, for the first time, discovered the origins of Australia's two largest basins: Lake Eyre and the Murray-Darling Basin. The research also implies that in 30 million years' time both basins ...
Gene required for plant growth at warmer temperatures discovered
Researchers have discovered a new gene that enables plants to regulate their growth in different temperatures.
Chipless tracker could transform barcode industry
Barcodes on packaged goods could soon be a thing of the past with the rapid expansion of chipless tags, and Monash University researchers are at the forefront of developing this technology.
Onus on employers to improve productivity, say experts
Government needs to look beyond strikes and other forms of industrial action and address the causes of workplace conflict, say workplace relations experts in a submission to the Productivity Commission inquiry.
Agricultural contaminant impacts fish reproductive behaviour
A common growth-promoting hormone used worldwide in the cattle industry has been found to affect the sexual behaviours of fish at a very low concentration in waterways – with potentially serious ecological ...
Magnetic material attracts attention for cancer therapy
An extraordinary self-regulating heating effect that can be achieved in a particular type of magnetic material may open the doors to a new strategy for hyperthermia cancer treatment.
Digestive brilliance of breast milk unravelled
Scientists have discovered that human breast milk forms into highly organized structures during digestion in the body.
Wikipedia use—nothing to be ashamed about
Academics and students alike should be making better use of Wikipedia, a major study of digital technology use in Higher Education has recommended.
Actions and beliefs behind climate change stance
Strategies for building support for climate change mitigation policies should go beyond attempts to improve the public's understanding of science according to new research.
Cool crystals and hot climates
A crystalline structure used by a silkworm virus to protect itself from the elements may provide similar protection for human vaccines in challenging tropical climates and remote regions.
Snapchat-style teacher-to-student feedback gets thumbs up
Using video recordings and maybe even temporary social media apps like Snapchat to give students video feedback on assignments could be more meaningful for learning than the age-old practice of teachers scribbling ...
MRI scans show why politicians' lofty statements can fall on deaf ears
New research published in the Journal of Management confirms that unless political leaders can create a sense of community amongst voters, their inspirational messages are likely to fall on deaf ears.
The devil is in the detail
Researchers have looked at a species of fish to help unravel one of the biggest mysteries in evolutionary biology.
Store remodelling benefits bottom line
Retail sales increase by nearly 50 per cent when shops are upgraded, according to new research.