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The University of Melbourne has launched the largest philanthropic Campaign in its 160-year history, seeking to raise $500 million by 2017.

Gumatj leader and Yothu Yindi Foundation chairman Galarrwuy Yunupingu AM has been awarded an Honorary Doctorate by the University of Melbourne during a special ceremony in northeast Arnhem Land.

Former US Vice President and Nobel Laureate Al Gore will deliver a presentation on the impacts of and solutions to the climate crisis at the University of Melbourne on Monday, 27 July.

The Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences Professor Stephen Smith has announced with some sadness his departure from the University of Melbourne citing a change in his family circumstances.

A commitment to sustainability and a renewed focus on global engagement with universities, industry and community are at the heart of the University of Melbourne’s latest strategic plan, released today.

The University of Melbourne has received the largest slice of funding in the Australian Research Council’s Linkage Projects scheme for 2015.

Part of a significant donation of $4 million by former staff member and Magistrate, Ms Francine McNiff, The University of Melbourne has established the Francine V. McNiff Chair in Criminology, a first for the institution. Professor Alison Young has been appointed in this role.

The University of Melbourne has been recognized as one of the top research and innovation institutions in the country, after the announcement of the 2015 Thomson Reuters Australian Citation & Innovation Awards.

The Australian Research Council has named two academics from the University of Melbourne as recipients of 2015 Laureate Fellowships.

Internationally renowned science writer, communicator and exhibition curator Margaret Wertheim, and respected journalist Jim Middleton have been appointed 2015 Vice-Chancellor’s Fellows at the University of Melbourne.

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