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The University of Sydney has challenged the University of Melbourne’s crown at this year’s Head of the Yarra in a university showdown at the nation’s rowing classic being held this year on Saturday 28 November.

The University of Melbourne's Vice-Chancellor Professor Glyn Davis has written to all staff and students, supporting the Prime Minister's apology to the "Forgotten Australians".

Victoria’s Charter of Human Rights will come under the spotlight at the annual Chancellor’s Human Rights Lecture at the University of Melbourne tomorrow.

Professor Mark Considine has been appointed to a five-year term as Dean of the Faculty of Arts at the University of Melbourne, following an international search and a rigorous selection process.

The University of Melbourne’s six New Generation courses have captured 13 per cent of all first preferences for Commonwealth-supported places (CSPs) in the VTAC system, according to early 2010 VTAC preference data.

University of Melbourne science graduate Jack Fuller, 24, has been awarded the prestigious Victorian Rhodes Scholarship for further study at Oxford University in 2010.

The University of Melbourne will ensure its graduates have capabilities, skills and familiarity with Indigenous peoples and issues with the launch of a new Institute.

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.