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The new Melbourne Dementia Research Centre is set to fast-track diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease, bringing together Australia’s best scientists as they edge closer to a cure.

Senior leaders representing 25 universities from eight countries will meet in Melbourne today to exchange ideas on how research-intensive universities can best engage with their communities. 

University of Melbourne Professor Cordelia Fine has won the prestigious 30th anniversary Royal Society Insight Investment Science Books Prize for her book Testosterone Rex: Unmaking the Myths of our Gendered Minds.

At a meeting last week, the Academic Board of the University of Melbourne passed a motion to support marriage equality. This was based on the values of the University that include upholding fundamental human rights and respecting the freedoms and rights of all members of the University community.
 

The Li Ka Shing Foundation will donate US$3 million (A$3.75 million) to a team of University of Melbourne researchers, based at the the University of Melbourne Centre for Cancer Research (UMCCR) and the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, working to turn cancer into a manageable chronic disease. 

The University of Melbourne has climbed six places in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings for Arts and Humanities, from 41 in 2017 to 35 in 2018.

Ten University of Melbourne academics have been elected to the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia, in recognition of their distinguished contributions to their disciplines and to society.

The University of Melbourne moves into the ranks of the top ten best universities in the world for employability outcomes for its graduates, according the 2018 QS Graduate Employability Rankings. It now sits at seventh in the world, moving up from 11th the previous year.

A range of support programs has been shown to improve access to justice for people with cognitive disabilities who have been accused of crimes, according to an investigation by the Melbourne Social Equity Institute at the University of Melbourne.

Do you use words like “happy” and “family” in your social media posts? Or are you more likely to use words like “angry” and “death”?

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