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.”
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.
The University of Melbourne, in conjunction with The University of Sydney, Curtin University of Technology and Monash University, has been awarded $4,000,000 to establish The Australian Research Council (ARC) Training Centre for Advanced Manufacturing of Prefabricated Housing that will advance and transform the building industry in Australia.
A device that can transcribe music directly from a guitar is just one of the student inventions that will be launched at the Endeavour Design Expo, the University of Melbourne’s showcase of final year Engineering and IT design projects.
Two student-run start-up companies supported by The University of Melbourne, along with one of the University’s entrepreneurial alumni, have won eight out of the 34 Tech23 2013 awards announced in Sydney this week. Tech23 is the premier event for technology startups in Australia.
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.