An interactive internet radio service, a remote area power system and a streamlined booking system for venues, are just some of the projects that are being translated from ideas to reality through a new entrepreneurial program at the University of Melbourne.
A new report by the University of Melbourne’s Institute for a Broadband-Enabled Society (IBES) has found smart technologies can support older people in their homes for longer. The roll out of the National Broadband Network offers a unique opportunity to link Australians with state-of-the-art technologies with the potential to improve health, well being and quality of life.
An ambitious experiment involving the use of mobile phones in a remote corner of Papua New Guinea, is about to be launched by researchers from the University of Melbourne. The project, led by Associate Professor Steven Bird of the Department of Computing and Information Systems, will travel to Papua New Guinea to investigate the preservation of indigenous languages.
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.