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.
Melbourne also received a top five global ranking for education, moving up two spots on its 2016 ranking.
Released earlier this morning, the seventh edition of QS Quacquarelli Symonds’s analysis of subject-specific university performance lists the world’s best universities for the study of 46 different subjects.
“As a University community, we are delighted with this recognition for our academics, a recognition that does much to highlight not just their hard work across multiple specialist fields but the quality of their research and teaching output as well,” commented Vice-Chancellor, Professor Glyn Davis.
“This is not just about the institution but the work of a fine academy, and we congratulate them today for their contribution to this result.”
Dean of the Melbourne Graduate School of Education Professor Field Rickards welcomed the high ranking for Education.
“Our consistent placement among the top ten in the world confirms the impact and excellence of our dedicated and talented staff, as well as the quality of our graduates,” Professor Rickards said.