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University of Melbourne researchers have been awarded the most ARC Discovery grants – and the highest funding - nationally for funding starting in 2010. The multi-year grants were announced yesterday by Minister for Innovation, Industry Science and Research, Senator the Hon Kim Carr.

Equity and accessibility issues must always be addressed by Australian universities but they should not to restrict quality, says former Monash Vice-Chancellor Professor Richard Larkins.

The University of Melbourne is to be honoured as the first Australian institution to be presented with the updated, Romanised edition of the Buddhist scriptural canon, or World Tipitaka, tomorrow, Wednesday 21 October.

Dr Angela Paladino from the University of Melbourne’s Faculty of Economics and Commerce has been named as one of Australia’s top university teachers with the award of a national Teaching Excellence award from the Australian Learning and Teaching Council.

Following is the transcript of the Janet, Lady Clarke Oration at the University of Melbourne, 13 October 2009
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Following is the transcript of the A.N. Smith Memorial Lecture in Journalism 2009 at the University of Melbourne, Wednesday 14 October 2009, 6.30 pm.
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Managing Director of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation Mark Scott will examine where the future of media might be headed after the fall of the great media empires, in the 2009 AN Smith Lecture in Journalism at the University of Melbourne this Wednesday.

The University of Melbourne has jumped two places to No 36 - and  again is the only Australian university to have all surveyed disciplines in the Top 30 in the world - in the Times Higher Education-QS (THE-QS) 2009 World University Rankings, released today.

The University of Melbourne, Monash University and RMIT University today announced an innovative collaboration with Fujitsu Australia to develop a shared data centre that will make a significant contribution to cutting greenhouse gas emissions.

The University of Melbourne has expressed disappointment the merger of the Faculty of Economics and Commerce and the Melbourne Business School (MBS) will not go ahead at this time.