University of Melbourne researchers have been awarded the most ARC Discovery grants – and the highest funding - nationally for funding starting in 2010. The multi-year grants were announced yesterday by Minister for Innovation, Industry Science and Research, Senator the Hon Kim Carr.
Predicting the time and location of a bushfire is set to become more accurate thanks to research carried out by a group of final year students from the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Melbourne.
The emergence of ‘hate crime’ as a socio-legal construct and its relationship to recent Australian incidents of violence against international students, particularly Indian students, will be the subject of the John Barry Memorial Lecture in Criminology at the University of Melbourne tonight, Wednesday 21 October at 6.30pm.
The University of Melbourne is to be honoured as the first Australian institution to be presented with the updated, Romanised edition of the Buddhist scriptural canon, or World Tipitaka, tomorrow, Wednesday 21 October.
Dr Angela Paladino from the University of Melbourne’s Faculty of Economics and Commerce has been named as one of Australia’s top university teachers with the award of a national Teaching Excellence award from the Australian Learning and Teaching Council.
The Prime Minister’s personal intervention to convince the Indonesian President to arrest and hold 260 Sri Lankans off Krakatoa Island this week smacks of the Howard administration’s program says the Dean of the Melbourne Law School, Professor James Hathaway.
Human rights and international law expert Professor Hilary Charlesworth, says that Australia's appointment to the UN Human Rights Council gives the country an opportunity to examine its own human rights record.