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Spotlight on research

Breakthrough for augmented reality display technology

The world's first flexible, transparent augmented reality (AR) display screen has been created using additive manufacturing and low-cost materials. This development will revolutionise how AR is used across a range of industries and applications.

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Research at Melbourne

"The University of Melbourne carries out research to enrich our understanding of the world. To grow the store of human knowledge. And to address major social, economic, health and environmental challenges. We instil this spirit of discovery in future generations of researchers. And we ensure that all our graduates have essential research skills."

Professor James McCluskey, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research)

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Advancing Melbourne

The University of Melbourne’s enduring purpose is to benefit society through the transformative impact of education and research.

Advancing Melbourne will enable the University to contribute to advancing the state and national interest and make vital contributions to Australia’s standing on the world stage. We seek to be a leading force in advancing Australia as an ambitious, forward-thinking country while increasing its reputation and influence globally.

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For coral, teamwork makes the dream work

The discovery of clusters of two types of bacteria in the tentacles of corals sheds light on their role in coral reef health.

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