The latest Australian Research Council (ARC) funding round will boost the University’s capacity to make lasting impact through its research, according to the University of Melbourne’s Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research), Professor James McCluskey.
High salt in soil dramatically stresses plant biology and reduces the growth and yield of crops. Now researchers have found specific proteins that allow plants to grow better under salt stress, and may help breed future generations of more salt-tolerant crop plants.
Renowned Victorian climate scientist Professor David Karoly is the 2015 winner of the prestigious Royal Society of Victoria's Medal for Scientific Excellence in the category of Earth Sciences. A Professor of Atmospheric Science from the School of Earth Sciences within the University of Melbourne's Faculty of Science, Professor Karoly's acclaimed career has placed him ahead of a very strong field of nominees.
The most efficient way to run, fund and regulate primary and secondary schools in Australia is for the State and Territory Governments to have sole responsibility, a report published today by the Melbourne School of Government has found.
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.