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.
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.
French political ads get personal, but American campaigns are nastier
(Phys.org)—American politicians (and their unofficial ad creators) are a nasty bunch when it comes to campaigning online, particularly when combining personal and issue attacks in advertisements posted to YouTube, University ...
Shake your tail feather: Sexual signaling in birds
(PhysOrg.com) -- Patterned feathers, previously thought to be used only for camouflage in birds, can play an important role in attracting a mate and fending off rivals, a University of Melbourne study reveals.
Australia on the cusp of a disability benefit blowout?
Economists at the University of Melbourne have warned Australia is just one economic downturn away from a disability benefit blowout.
Tentacles of venom: New study reveals all octopuses are venomous
Once thought to be only the realm of the blue-ringed octopus, researchers have now shown that all octopuses and cuttlefish, and some squid are venomous. The work indicates that they all share a common, ancient venomous ancestor ...