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We work with industry partners and specialist research institutes exploring solutions to the major challenges of our times.

Meet positive psychology researcher Dr Hanchao Hou

Life after research profile

Dr Hanchao Hou’s PhD unlocked a career path in positive psychology research at Tsinghua University in China. With the support of the University of Melbourne and his supervisor, he gained the skills and knowledge needed to develop a whole new research framework.

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The future of impact: a research symposium

Building a culture of impact will ensure research discoveries and ideas change and improve the world around us. Members of the national research community are invited to join us on 15 November to explore topics vital to the evolution of research impact within Australia.

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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.

Read our 2030 Advancing Melbourne Strategy

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Keep up-to-date with cutting-edge research and insightful commentary by world-leading experts on the University's site for news and opinion – Pursuit.

The new model powering faster flood predictions

A new simplified hydrodynamic model provides a practical and effective solution to predict flooding quickly – reducing forecasting time from days to seconds.

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