News, research and experts from the University of Melbourne
A wide-ranging partnership between the University of Melbourne and the University of Toronto will give staff and students new opportunities to collaborate on, and generate insights into, areas of common scholarly interest.
November 2021: Student exchanges, joint research and mutual bids to industry and funders, will be part of a new post-COVID alliance between the Universities of Melbourne, Manchester and Toronto.
November 2021: The University of Melbourne is growing its relationship with Japan, another global leader in research and innovation.
October 2021: A partnership between the University's of Melbourne and Toronto offers new opportunities for collaboration in areas of common scholarly interest.
A new online training module about PMD development has been licensed to PRAXIS Australia.
Take part in a University of Melbourne study on the benefits of physical activity and brain health in middle and older aged people.
The expert view, from the best researchers in the world, on the effectiveness of vaccines is irrefutable. Watch!
August 2021: An agreement between the Berlin University Alliance and the University of Melbourne will increase PhD opportunities for graduate researchers.
Neo-Bionica, a joint venture between the University of Melbourne and the Bionics Institute, will manufacture prototype implantable medical devices.
Beyond the Bars is a live radio series which airs the songs, poetry, opinions and conversations of Indigenous men and women in Victorian prisons. It has been broadcast by 3CR Community Radio, Melbourne since 2001.
What’s being done across the Australian agriculture industry to respond to climate change and reduce emissions? What’s possible through research and investment? How can we as food consumers help? Register now.
Learn about research that is preserving Indigenous languages, using theatre to explore Aboriginal justice, and improving rural health. Join events across the University. Find opportunities for Indigenous researchers. View Indigenous collections.
Take part in the AgeHAPPY survey to help identify factors that promote healthy ageing and brain health throughout life.
Researchers will use the particle accelerator test system to develop the technology and explore industrial and medical uses.
Researchers at the University of Melbourne are coming together to launch Melbourne Climate Futures to contribute to greater action on climate change.
To overcome COVID-19, we need new, practical ideas to reset Australia. Learn about some of the possibilities in a series of events featuring economist Professor Ross Garnaut AC, author of the new book, Reset.
A new report from the Melbourne Social Equity Institute recommends changes to the Victorian mental-health system to safely include consumer workers.
The Illumina-University of Melbourne Genomics Hub aims to use genomics research to help develop personalised treatments for diseases such as cancer.
The Australian Institutes for Infectious Diseases and Global Health will be established in the Melbourne Biomedical Precinct. The $550 million facility will strengthen Australia’s capacity to respond to current and future pandemics such as COVID-19, as well as local and global infectious diseases.
Nominate eligible books for digitisation, and help the Untapped project make out-of-print Australian books available to new audiences.
Dr Anthony Fauci joins Conversations on COVID-19: The global view, a new series exploring the pandemic and its effects.
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.
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.
Xeglyze™, a head lice treatment from Hatchtech based on University of Melbourne research, has been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration.
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.
OPTIMA, an industry-university partnership, has received $A4.86 million from the ARC to develop optimisation tools and skills.
A data-driven approach to analysing and improving business processes based on 10 years of University research has been commercialised as spin-out company Apromore Pty Ltd.
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.
The PEBBLES study is testing a skin cream designed to reduce the chance of babies developing allergies. Researchers need more families to take part.
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 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