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The University has been placed first in Australia in world-leading science journal Nature’s latest rankings.

Dean of the University of Melbourne’s Graduate School of Education Field Rickards has welcomed the new standards for teacher education announced today by the Federal Government, but has questioned whether they go far enough.

The University of Melbourne has again been named Australia’s top university in the 2013 Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings.

Teachers are being unfairly blamed for the Australian education system’s problems, where in fact they are its greatest asset, Professor Stephen Dinham will tell the Australian College of Educators (ACE) in Canberra tonight (Thursday 28 Feb).

Academic achievement is as much about hope, self-regulation and curiosity as it is about intelligence, according to an expert from the University of Melbourne’s Graduate School of Education.

NAPLAN is having the unintended side-effect of narrowing teaching strategies and the curriculum, according to the first national study into its impact.

Belief in the centrality of education to national prosperity - shared by both former Australian Prime Ministers Menzies and Whitlam - “resonates today with the charter of every Australian university”, according to University of Western Sydney Vice-Chancellor Janice Reid.

Cuts to University research funding, announced this week by the Federal Government will impact on Australia’s research competitiveness and ability to help the community address major social ills and will undermine the gains made in international rankings, University of Melbourne Vice-Chancellor Professor Glyn Davis has warned.

Uniform, responsibility and discipline can help young people develop important skills, new research has found.