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Joko Widodo's presidency breaks the mould as he is the first non elite figure in Indonesian politics to be democratically elected, but it remains to be seen how he governs without his party's control in the Indonesian Parliament.

A $1 million donation from Mr Allan Myers AO QC will enable the foundation of a new Chair in Classics at the University of Melbourne, to be formally announced tonight.

Skilled migrants are enjoying better jobs and higher levels of employment thanks to a shift in policy, according to a new study by the Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research at the University of Melbourne.

How Australian aid can play a better role in fighting disease outbreaks like Ebola and why global health systems are not up to scratch in responding to emergency health crises will be discussed at the 10th Annual Nossal Institute Global Health Forum.

The Trinity community is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Joshua Hardy, a Larrakai man from Darwin, and a third-year Arts student at Trinity College at the University of Melbourne.

 

A collection of one hundred years of photographs, records and treasured objects that tell a significant story in Australia’s social history has been donated to the University of Melbourne Archives (UMA) today.

Researchers at the University's Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences are working on a measure for dog anxiety.  While anxiety was once useful for dogs as a survival mechanism, in the modern world it can manifest as a dog behavioural problem requiring medication. Visions speaks with Dr Dennis Wormald, an animal behaviourist about the study that is addressing the need for a consistent test that can be compared across clinics and measure canine anxiety. 
Accounting standard setter and reformer Sir David Tweedie discusses the importance to national economies of global standards of corporate reporting and valuation. He also explains the challenges to having such common standards adopted by individual nation states. Presented by Eric van Bemmel.

Given the complexity of any potential conflict and the lack of viable alternatives in Iraq and Syria, it may be better to contain the threat of the Islamic State (IS) rather than attempt to destroy it.

An Olympic gold medalist and a two-time world champion headline the University’s squad for the Australian Boat Race, an annual rowing competition against the University of Sydney in the style of the famous Oxford v Cambridge races in England.