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.
Mapping a route to stem cell therapies
Monash University researchers are shedding light on the complex processes that underpin the creation and differentiation of stem cells, bringing closer the promise of 'miracle' therapies.
From ocean to land: The fishy origins of our hips
New research has revealed that the evolution of the complex, weight-bearing hips of walking animals from the basic hips of fish was a much simpler process than previously thought.
Threats loom for Australia's outback biodiversity
(Phys.org) —Biologists have developed a new approach to identify major threats to the aquatic habitats that support freshwater life in drier parts of Australia.
Futuristic projection technology could be used anywhere
Projections that display clearly on non-ideal surfaces such as room corners, and interact naturally with the presenter could transform not only business meetings, but gaming and simulation.
Driving a changed approach to shopping
Small suburban shopping centres are disproportionately threatened by policies on climate change and traffic congestion that discourage consumers from using their cars, research shows.
A reliable TARDIS for precious research data
Groundbreaking technology to securely store, transmit and share the massive amounts of raw data used in scientific research has supported several high-profile discoveries only two years after it was rolled ...
Harnessing robot research a searching task
A new laboratory dedicated to technologies at the cutting edge of an emerging field of robotics could radically improve the way search and rescue operations are conducted. The Monash Swarm Robotics Laboratory ...
Human trafficking: A modern day slavery
A pioneering Ethiopian lawyer and academic is hoping to turn the spotlight on his country and raise awareness about human trafficking.
Improving the flow of the fibre optic freeway
Monash University researchers have played a pivotal role in the invention of an energy-efficient method of increasing the data capacity of optical networks to the point where all of the world's internet traffic ...
New study provides insights into plant evolution
New research has uncovered a mechanism that regulates the reproduction of plants, providing a possible tool for engineering higher yielding crops.
Fines not fair for vulnerable
Despite recent amendments, Victoria's infringement system does not adequately consider the circumstances of disadvantaged and vulnerable people, new research has revealed.
Carbon sponge could soak up coal emissions
Emissions from coal power stations could be drastically reduced by a new, energy-efficient material that adsorbs large amounts of carbon dioxide, then releases it when exposed to sunlight.
Evolutionary egg question answered: Turtle goo reduces oxygen
(Phys.org)—Some reptile species give birth to live young, but turtles have never evolved this ability. New research is revealing why.
Migration increases competition for low-skilled jobs
New research shows that since 2011, the number of jobs created in Australia was equalled by the number of new migrants who found employment, increasing competition in the jobs market.
Nanosponge filters out herbicide poisons
(Phys.org)—New research has demonstrated the potential of a new kind of nanomaterial to filter out environmental toxins in water.