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.
Do mining companies have a "social licence" to operate?
Australian mining companies are employing a debatable and poorly defined concept to justify their presence in local communities, University of Melbourne research has established.
Not just another brick in the (plant cell) wall
(PhysOrg.com) -- In a new study revealing key steps for controlling plant growth, researchers have shown how the assembly of components of the plant cell wall regulates growth of root hairs. Root hairs are important structures ...
Pacific Islands ignored under Australia's 'short attention span'
Australian foreign policy often overlooks the Pacific and the post of Minister for Pacific Island Affairs should be re-established, University of Melbourne research has determined.
Scientists discover crucial trigger for tumor protein
(PhysOrg.com) -- Australian scientists have contributed to an important international discovery, which could play a critical role in the future treatment of cancers and autoimmune diseases.
Scientists create super X-rays
A new X-ray laboratory at the University of Melbourne houses the most powerful X-ray machine in Australia.
Telework delivers increases in productivity and wellbeing
Researchers at the University of Melbourne's Institute for a Broadband-Enabled Society, (IBES) have found teleworking, increases productivity and wellbeing and results in many positive benefits for individuals.
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.