A new multimillion-dollar scholarship program will be launched in India today to provide the next generation of researchers, innovators and entrepreneurs in Melbourne and India with world-leading academic supervision and support.
The University of Melbourne has received $51.4 million to advance research and new ideas in projects ranging from indigenous language to understanding retinal disorders and to using bio-fuel resources to reduce carbon dioxide emissions.
Global research opportunities will be available to the next generation of climate change and energy experts to tackle major environmental issues, with the launch today of a new graduate research college in Melbourne.
The 2013 Victoria Prizes for Science and Innovation have been awarded to University of Melbourne Physicist Professor Lloyd Hollenberg (Physical Sciences) and Professor Alan Cowman (Life Sciences) from the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research and the University of Melbourne's Department of Medical Biology.
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.