More than 300 students at the University of Melbourne will receive financial support to undertake part of their studies elsewhere in the Indo-Pacific region, thanks to the 2018 round of the New Colombo Plan Mobility Grants. These grants wre announced on Friday 25 August by The Hon. Julie Bishop, Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs.
A story in The Age today reports on a letter to the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Melbourne opposing aspects of a proposed new workplace agreement. The Vice-Chancellor’s office has received no such letter directly.
The University of Melbourne has maintained its position as the top Australian university in the prestigious Shanghai Ranking’s Academic Ranking of World Universities, moving up one place to 39th in the world.
This weekend senior staff and volunteers from the University of Melbourne will participate in the Garma Festival in Arnhem Land where there will be an important dialogue on the status of Australia’s Constitutional reform.
Human rights and international law expert Professor Hilary Charlesworth, says that Australia's appointment to the UN Human Rights Council gives the country an opportunity to examine its own human rights record.