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If you want to learn a new language, the common wisdom says the best way is by immersing yourself in it.  But how do you immerse yourself in a language that isn't spoken by a majority anywhere? And what do you do if most classes that are available to you are taught by non-native speakers?  That is the situation usually faced by students who want to learn Australian Sign Language, or Auslan.   With an increased demand for this kind of learning, Visions takes a closer look at the Auslan studies being offered to future teachers in the Melbourne Graduate School of Education in conjunction with Northern Melbourne Institute of TAFE.  

A new Masters of Entrepreneurship will be delivered by the University of Melbourne at the purpose-built Wade Institute of Entrepreneurship on the grounds of Ormond College, thanks to a $10-million donation from alumnus Peter Wade.

Indigenous story telling drawing inspiration from the cultural significance of the possum skin cloak will be the focus of a year long project for Victorian multimedia and performing artist, Tiriki Onus, who was today awarded the inaugural Hutchinson Indigenous Fellowship (HIF) at the University of Melbourne.

A Year 9 student’s NAPLAN score is a strong predictor of the likeliness of attending University, more so than the student’s socio-economic status, University of Melbourne research has found.

University of Melbourne student Alexander Eastwood has been awarded this year’s Victorian Rhodes Scholarship to study at the University of Oxford in the 2015 northern academic year.

The University of Melbourne will host the prestigious Times Higher Education World Academic Summit in October 2015, bringing senior university, government and industry leaders from around the world to Melbourne.

The University of Melbourne has partnered with the Westpac Bicentennial Foundation and the University of Sydney in the launch of the inaugural Asian Exchange scholarship.

The Australia India Institute at the University of Melbourne will receive $3 million from the Federal Government, announced yesterday by Prime Minister Tony Abbott during his visit to India.

Under proposed changes to Australia’s higher education sector University graduates, especially women, can expect a substantial increase in the time taken to pay off their student loans, an analysis by the Melbourne Institute at the University of Melbourne has found.

Indigenous school attendance improved when there was a threat that the Federal Government would cut welfare payments if children didn’t go to school, University of Melbourne researchers have found.

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