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World-renowned sitar player, composer, teacher and writer Ravi Shankar will receive the University of Melbourne’s highest honour -   the degree of Doctor of Laws (honoris causa) - at a special conferring ceremony at the University today (Friday 19 March).

The first cohort of Melbourne Model graduates from the University of Melbourne will today have the opportunity to research a wide range of career options and meet with representatives from more than 120 organisations at Australia’s biggest graduate careers fair.

Her Excellency, the Governor General of Australia, Quentin Bryce will officially launch the University of Melbourne’s new Graduate School of Business and Economics at 5.30pm today.

Victorian life sciences researchers are set to benefit from a partnership between the University of Melbourne and IBM announced today by the Premier of Victoria, the Hon. John Brumby.

The University of Melbourne's strong number of offers are evidence of an increased demand for the University's new generation degrees, says Acting Vice-Chancellor Professor John Dewar.

"This represents a resounding endorsement of the new-gen degrees, and the Melbourne Model of which they form a part.  Students clearly welcome the focus the new degrees place on disciplinary depth and intellectual breadth, as well the outstanding pathways to professional graduate study, research training opportunities, or employment."

Just over 5700 students will receive an offer of a Commonwealth Supported Place at the University of Melbourne when first round offers are released this evening.

For full details about the University's offers, please go to the media release here: http://newsroom.melbourne.edu/news/n-232.

Have you received an offer and want to share your excitment? Head to the University of Melbourne's official Facebook page http://bit.ly/unimelb

As first round offers are sent out to students Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor Sue Elliott says she is excited about the the number of offers the University of Melbourne has made through its Access program.

"The University of Melbourne is absolutely committed to attracting students with the best possible potential to achieve...This year we've increased the diversity of our intake of students, and 25% of our offers have gone to students who come in through the Access program, which recognises that there are inequalities in education."

"We are very much looking forward to increasing the numbers of students from rural & regional backgrounds, low socio-economic backgrounds and a whole range of other backgrounds."

Just over 5700 students will receive an offer of a Commonwealth Supported Place at the University of Melbourne when first round offers are released this evening.

For full details about the University's offers, please go to the media release here: http://newsroom.melbourne.edu/news/n-232.

Have you received an offer and want to share your excitment? Head to the University of Melbourne's official Facebook page http://bit.ly/unimelb

Increased numbers of students applying for the University of Melbourne's Bachelor of Science shows that students believe science is important to the future of our society, according to the Dean of the Faculty, Professor Robert Saint.

"The dramatically increased demand for Science at the University of Melbourne tells us...that students are recognising the importance of science to the future of our society, and that they recognise the quality of science education and research going on at the University of Melbourne."

Just over 5700 students will receive an offer of a Commonwealth Supported Place at the University of Melbourne when first round offers are released this afternoon.

For full details about the University's offers, please go to the media release here: http://newsroom.melbourne.edu/news/n-232.

Have you received an offer and want to share your excitment? Head to the University of Melbourne's official Facebook page http://bit.ly/unimelb.

Leading Australian researchers have welcomed an announcement today by the Australian Government of $42M in funding for the development of a bionic eye capable of restoring vision to the blind.

A total of 26 outstanding VCE students, all with ENTER scores of 99.9 and above have accepted Melbourne National Scholarships to study at the University of Melbourne in 2010.

Eight University of Melbourne students will be part of history this month as they take part in a global debate around the COP15 United Nations Climate Change conference in Copenhagen.

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