News, research and experts from the University of Melbourne
Richard Wagner's Ring of the Nibelung is the largest of all operatic works – a 15-hour epic of gods, giants, dragons, heroes and dwarves. But what should you listen out for? And what does it all mean?
In this free on-demand webinar series and viewer guide, Professor Warren Bebbington explains the plot, music, and controversies – and the origins of this magical, multi-layered work in German and Norse sagas.
Professor Terry O’Brien will describe research and efforts to reduce the risk of sudden unexplained death in people with epilepsy. Register now.
People with multiple sclerosis and the medical community have two evidence-based guides on lifestyle changes that can reduce the impact of the disease.
A new booklet about indigenous plant use aims to share Indigenous knowledge with people living in Victoria.
In a post-COVID world, can creativity and innovation help build a brighter future? Drawing on insights from Australia’s next generation entrepreneurs, Dr Tina Seelig will challenge you to explore creativity in your own life. Register now.
Xeglyze™, a head lice treatment from Hatchtech based on University of Melbourne research, has been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration.
What could you do with research mentoring, funding and facilities? Apply now for the Melbourne Social Equity Institute’s Community Fellows Program.
New research finds that many people living in share housing in Victoria are facing a precarious future as a result of COVID-19, with reports of job losses and financial stress.
OPTIMA, an industry-university partnership, has received $A4.86 million from the ARC to develop optimisation tools and skills.
The Australian Epilepsy Project is competing for Medical Research Future Fund support to improve epilepsy diagnosis throughout Australia.
The University has made 12 recommendations in response to the Australian Government’s Technology Investment Roadmap for creating a low-emissions future.
A data-driven approach to analysing and improving business processes based on 10 years of University research has been commercialised as a spin-out company Apromore Pty Ltd.
The PEBBLES study is testing a skin cream designed to reduce the chance of babies developing allergies. Researchers need more families to take part.
Research projects ranging from ecology and artwork conservation to energy and immunology will share $A150 000 through the University of Melbourne – University of Toronto Joint Research Program.
An in-home epilepsy diagnostic technology that is helping to reduce diagnosis waiting times, create efficiencies in the health system and make diagnosis accessible to people living in remote and regional areas, is to be launched in the UK and Germany.
The University of Melbourne and the Group of Eight (Go8) have presented the Federal Government with a national COVID-19 Roadmap to Recovery report to help guide Australia out of the pandemic crisis.
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.
The University is one of the largest and most productive research organisations in Australia. In 2018, we invested more than $A1.2 billion in research. We have thousands of research projects underway at any one time.
I am immensely proud of this University and its research workforce. Our researchers create, curate and critique the knowledge that helps society thrive. They are at the forefront of fields as diverse as Indigenous knowledge, human rights law, quantum computing, vaccine development, and fine arts and music. They work together to respond to the world’s biggest challenges. And to enlarge the knowledge and understanding of what it means to be human.
The research we conduct on behalf of society is enriched through collaborations with industry, government and the community. And by working together with other universities in Australia and around the world. Indeed, we benefit in many ways from our rich global networks and a thriving international student community.
I invite you to explore how the University of Melbourne is discovering, creating and sharing knowledge through research.
Professor James McCluskey