Media ReleasesSubscribe to Media Releases

Australian composer and Dean of the Faculty of the Victorian College of the Arts and Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, Barry Conyngham, will premiere his new composition ANZAC in Melbourne this weekend.

Professor Frank Caruso from Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Melbourne has won the 2014 Victoria Prizes for Science and Innovation (Physical Sciences).

It used to be that computer models of weather events such as thunderstorms could only be run using powerful - and expensive - supercomputers. Now, however, these kinds of models can be run on the humble laptop. This episode explores this democratisation of weather modelling using the example of a spectacular thunderstorm called 'Hector the Convector'. Dr Chris Chambers produced a computer model of this thunderstorm on his laptop, and shows us how accurate it is by running it side-by-side with a timelapse video of the actual thunderstorm.

Indigenous school attendance improved when there was a threat that the Federal Government would cut welfare payments if children didn’t go to school, University of Melbourne researchers have found.

World-class research into the history of child refugees in Australia has been recognised by the Australian Research Council (ARC), who today announced that Professor Joy Damousi has been awarded an Australian Laureate Fellowship.

Thomas Piketty’s Capital in the 21st Century has provoked a global debate about rising inequality and what to do about it.

The University of Melbourne recently hosted a panel discussion these issues, with pannelists Professor Ross Garnaut, Dr Mark Triffitt and Dr Helen Szoke. The panellists discussed Australia's wealth and opportunity gap, particularly in the wake of the Global Financial Crisis. 

Open Day at the University of Melbourne.

The University of Melbourne, Australia’s top ranked university, has been ranked 44 in the world in the Academic Ranking of World Universities - the first time any Australian university has made it under 50 in this ranking.

Research into melanoma and skin cancers will be further advanced through a $5 million gift from a donor in honour of her husband who died of melanoma.

For the first time in Victoria, the renowned Tjanpi Desert Weavers will be holding a series of three masterclasses for Fine Arts students at the University of Melbourne.

Pages