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With soundproof flooring, pull-out seats and an attractive light filled piazza complete with a grand piano, the University of Melbourne’s new arts education space studioFive is every arts teacher’s dream.

Melbourne Law School (MLS) students are leading the way in providing innovative solutions to complex law issues through the use of new technologies. They have designed and built a range of legal help websites to provide the public with fast, accurate and cost-effective information about common legal problems including inaccurate credit reports, handling and managing fines, and assessing employment rights. The students compete for the right to have their ideas developed in the annual presentation called “The Bake-off.”

The University of Melbourne’s internationally recognized Bio21 Molecular Science and Biotechnology Institute is to be substantially expanded and will house CSL’s Global Research and Translational Medicine Hub. 

Today’s National Innovation and Science Agenda will provide universities with welcome research and infrastructure support while providing the groundwork for greater support of new ideas, according to University of Melbourne Vice-Chancellor Professor Glyn Davis.

The University of Melbourne has welcomed the Federal Opposition’s proposal to expand investment in innovation programs.

The Institute Of Structural Engineers, based in London, recently announced that the Melbourne School of Design won best education project at the Structural Awards 2015. This is a significant award as it covers several categories, and is awarded "for excellence in the structural design of buildings… which either facilitate learning or support healthcare…”

Science Gallery International (SGI) and the University of Melbourne today announce that Rose Hiscock will become the inaugural Director of Science Gallery Melbourne, a dynamic venue for science and art collaboration planned for the heart of Melbourne’s new innovation precinct.

Research into whether melanoma can be detected by a blood test or ‘liquid biopsy’, instead of a tissue biopsy, is among 127 new University of Melbourne projects funded in the latest National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) grants.

A three-year, $1 million dollar partnership between Australia Post and the University of Melbourne is set to provide greater opportunities for the next generation of innovators.

An e-tool that allows visually impaired people to detect hazards and obstacles is just one of the student inventions that will be launched at the Endeavour Engineering & IT Exhibition 2015, the University of Melbourne’s showcase of design projects.

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