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New research indicates just one extra year of schooling can make you a healthier person for life.

Australian children from disadvantaged economic backgrounds are falling further behind as the academic gap between rich and poor students widens, a world authority on education has warned.

Vocational Education and Training (VET) in Schools is not sufficiently preparing Australian secondary school students for further employment or study, according to new research from the University of Melbourne’s Graduate School of Education.

The University of Melbourne has opened applications for $5000 second semester scholarships in the Diploma in General Studies, based at the Dookie campus near Shepparton, and four other locations in the Hume region.

Prominent alumna and international biologist Professor Karen Day has been appointed as Dean of Science at the University of Melbourne.

A $2.25 million regional teaching partnership between the University of Melbourne, regional education and training providers and the Victorian Government has been launched at the University’s Creswick Campus.

Education at the University of Melbourne has been ranked third in the world, while five other subjects have ranked in the top ten in the 2013 QS World University Rankings.

Up to 10 per cent of the population is affected by specific learning disabilities (SLDs), such as dyslexia, dyscalculia and autism, translating to two or three pupils in every classroom, a new study has found.

The Gonski Report rests on five faulty assumptions that will undermine its usefulness as a cornerstone of Australian education policy, a study from the Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research has found.