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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.

The independent university quality monitor has commended the implementation of the University of Melbourne’s new generation degrees.

The University of Melbourne has responded to the rise in mobile traffic to its suite of websites with the development of the ‘Unimelb’ iPhone application for staff and students.

The University of Melbourne will lead two major research infrastructure projects worth $67 million that will help lead to more sustainable urban growth and will better connect the country’s researchers through improved Information and Communication Technology (ICT) infrastructure.

The University of Melbourne has jumped to 62nd internationally in the most highly regarded academic rankings of the world’s top universities.