The University of Melbourne was established in 1853 in Parkville, Victoria, Australia. Today the University of Melbourne has over 36,600 undergraduate, graduate and professional students. The university's Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, Melbourne School of Engineering, Faculty of Science and Biotechnology are regarded highly among world-wide universities. The University of Melbourne is ranked in the very top 100 of world-wide universities for its academic programs and is noted for its numerous Rhodes Scholars and a recent Nobel Prize recipient.
Lack of better jobs for China's ethnic minorities a worsening problem
(Phys.org)—People from China's Uyghur minority are struggling to get higher status, higher paying jobs, which in turn is leading to a forced divide between different ethnic groups, according to a new University of Melbourne ...
Uncovering the genome secrets of the Blackleg fungus
The genome of the Blackleg fungus, which causes the most damaging disease to canola crops worldwide, has been sequenced for the first time by a team of French and Australian scientists.
Membrane protein structure can be seen using new X-ray free-electron lasers
Australian researchers have identified a way to measure the structure of membrane proteins despite being damaged when using X-ray Free-Electron Lasers (XFELs), a discovery that will help fast track the development of targeted ...
Poor evaluations undermining public policy initiatives, report finds
Governments are making decisions based on incomplete information and evidence that's often not subjected to adequate scrutiny, a Policy Brief prepared by the University of Melbourne has warned.
Manufacturers in developing countries have competitive edge
(Phys.org)—Manufacturing plants in developing countries have more potential competitive advantages over their industrialized counterparts than just lower costs, a University of Melbourne study has found.
Poor parents not encouraging high school completion, study says
Parents from poorer backgrounds are less likely to encourage their kids to finish high school, according to a new analysis from the University of Melbourne.
Stem cell research aids understanding of cancer
(Phys.org) -- An international team of researchers led by renowned stem cell scientist Professor Martin Pera has discovered a novel marker that plays an important role in our understanding of how cancer develops in the liver, ...
Heart patients could benefit from venomous lizards
(PhysOrg.com) -- A new study on venomous lizards has revealed the existence of novel venoms that could potentially be used to treat high blood pressure.
Self-confidence the secret to workplace advancement
(Phys.org)—The old saying "fake it until you make it" might actually be sound professional advice, with new University of Melbourne research finding self-confidence is a key determinant of workplace success.
Scientists observe how black holes eat matter
(PhysOrg.com) -- For the first time, scientists have been able to observe matter falling into super massive black holes.