More than 50 students aged 11 and 12 years old will gather at the University of Melbourne this week to compete for bragging rights, debating Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) related topics.
This Good Friday, more than 1200 medicine, nursing, dentistry, physiotherapy, audiology, biomedical, science, speech pathology and social work student students from the University of Melbourne will run a Teddy Bear Hospital (TBH) to raise funds for the Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday appeal.
A commitment to sustainability and a renewed focus on global engagement with universities, industry and community are at the heart of the University of Melbourne’s latest strategic plan, released today.
School expenditures have increased by 17 per cent from 2001 to 2009, while student performance has declined by 2.5 per cent - equivalent to about one third of a year of schooling – according to a report in September’s Australian Economic Review.
The University of Melbourne’s state-of-the-art Veterinary Hospital in Werribee will open its doors this Sunday to the community and future students. Around 2000 expected visitors will be able to speak to veterinary staff and join in interactive activities and tours as part of the University of Melbourne Veterinary Science Open Day and Pet Expo.
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.