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The importance of communicating science was discussed at a special public lecture at the University of Melbourne.

The start of the Universe should be modeled not as a Big Bang but more like water freezing into ice, according to a team of theoretical physicists at the University of Melbourne and RMIT University.

More than 100 high-achieving Year 9 science students from under-represented schools will visit the Bio21 Molecular Science and Biotechnology Institute at the University of Melbourne today to learn more about study and research at university.

The University of Melbourne has the most popular degrees offered by Victorian universities, as measured by first preference applications through the Victorian tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC).

Dr Robyn Pickering discusses research that has confirmed the age of our possible oldest direct human ancestor at 1.98 million years old.

The discovery was made after Dr Pickering and Dr Andy Herries from La Trobe University conducted further dating of the early human fossils, Australopithecus sediba, found in South Africa last year. 

Researchers have confirmed the age of possibly our oldest direct human ancestor at 1.98 million years old.

Increased numbers of students applying for the University of Melbourne's Bachelor of Science shows that students believe science is important to the future of our society, according to the Dean of the Faculty, Professor Robert Saint.

"The dramatically increased demand for Science at the University of Melbourne tells us...that students are recognising the importance of science to the future of our society, and that they recognise the quality of science education and research going on at the University of Melbourne."

Just over 5700 students will receive an offer of a Commonwealth Supported Place at the University of Melbourne when first round offers are released this afternoon.

For full details about the University's offers, please go to the media release here:

Have you received an offer and want to share your excitment? Head to the University of Melbourne's official Facebook page

While most people can name their favourite wine, they can now discover the science behind their tastebuds’ preference at a unique wine tasting event.

More than 50 of the brightest young minds in science will spend six days in Melbourne this week at the Youth ANZAAS 2009 conference. Students in Years 10, 11 and 12 from Australia and New Zealand will experience the workings of leading scientific establishments.

The Animal Welfare Science Centre (AWSC), jointly based at the University of Melbourne, has been internationally recognised for its leading research and education programs.