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.
New findings on the birth of the solar system
A team of international astrophysicists, including Dr Maria Lugaro from Monash University, has discovered a new explanation for the early composition of our solar system.
Virtual testing gives lightweight planes lift-off
Monash University aeronautical engineers are working with the world's leading aerospace company to fast-track the design and construction of a new generation of super lightweight and efficient passenger airplanes.
Poisonous toxins a risk to African food security
A staple crop, known as cassava, in southeast Africa contains levels of toxins above those recommended safe for human consumption, a new study has found.
Saving the snow leopard with stem cells
(PhysOrg.com) -- The survival of the endangered snow leopard is looking promising thanks to Monash University scientists who have, for the first time, produced embryonic stem-like cells from the tissue of an adult leopard.
How to break the people smugglers' real business model
The Australian government claims that its new asylum seeker policy – the PNG solution – breaks the people smugglers' business model. Anyone smuggled by boat to Australia will be removed to Papua New Guinea for processing ...
Disarming disease-causing bacteria
(PhysOrg.com) -- New treatments that combat the growing problem of antibiotic resistance by disarming rather than killing bacteria may be on the horizon, according to a new study.
The personal is not so private
Almost one third of employees use Facebook at work but aren't too worried about being tracked by their employers, according to astudy released this week.
The truth about free range eggs is tough to crack
Queensland recently changed its regulation of free range eggs, lifting the number of hens allowed per hectare from 1,500 to 10,000. This is more than a six-fold increase.
Bridging the gender-gap in maths
(Phys.org) -- A concerning gender-gap exists in career aspirations among Australian youth across science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields, a new study has found.
Asylum seekers: effective policy is based on evidence, not emotion
Many of us want to believe that there is a just and moral solution to the asylum seekers issue.