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A young paediatric registrar at the Royal Women’s Hospital, Dr Evelyn Chan, has been awarded the prestigious Victorian Rhodes Scholarship for further study at Oxford University in 2011.

More than $42.8 million in funding will flow to University of Melbourne researchers after their successful performance in 2011 Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage and Discovery Grants, announced yesterday by the ARC and Federal Minister for Innovation Senator Kim Carr.

The University of Melbourne will go head to head against Sydney University for the second straight year in an Oxford v Cambridge style rowing showdown, this time on Sydney Harbour.

The Victorian College of the Arts (VCA) at the University of Melbourne has welcomed Commonwealth and State government funding totaling almost $20 million over the next three years.

The University of Melbourne has welcomed an announcement today that the world’s first IBM Research and Development Centre will be housed at the University’s Parkville campus.

University of Melbourne Vice-Chancellor Professor Glyn Davis and higher education expert Professor Simon Marginson have been selected to join a prestigious international advisory group.

Helping women have babies, and increasing the efficiency of drug delivery to cancer patients are areas of research which last night won two University of Melbourne academics the Victorian Young Tall Poppy Science Award.

The Australia India Institute and the University of Melbourne are poised to become the focus of Indian studies in Australia through a series of key initiatives announced by the State Government.

The University of Melbourne and the highly regarded Vanderbilt University in the USA have enhanced their partnership with a raft of new initiatives including staff and student exchanges, shared office space in Washington DC and joint sponsorship of academic and arts events.

The University of Melbourne has been placed top in Australia and 36th in the world by the Times Higher Education rankings of the world top 200 universities.

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