Philanthropist Pamela Galli has given medical biology — the cornerstone of modern healthcare and diagnostics — a $5 million boost with the establishment of the Lorenzo and Pamela Galli Chair in Medical Biology at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research and the University of Melbourne.
Journalist, broadcaster and author Andrew Dodd has been appointed as the new Director of the Centre for Advancing Journalism at the University of Melbourne and has begun work in the Faculty of Arts this month.
The West Gate Tunnel Project could worsen Melbourne’s traffic congestion, increase car dependency and should be rolled back, according to a new report from leading planning academics at the University of Melbourne and RMIT University.
This week’s announcement of new National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) funding by Greg Hunt MP, Federal Minister for Health, includes major Project Grant funding ($16 million) to assemble Australia’s leading HIV researchers in a five-year program to tackle priority areas in HIV prevention, management and cure discovery.
Two University of Melbourne students have been named Schwarzman Scholars in the third cohort of the highly competitive program that offers selected students the opportunity to complete a one-year Masters in Global Affairs at Tsinghua University in Beijing.
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.