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A world-first study on innovation in Higher Education by the Australian Innovation Research Centre (AIRC) at University of Tasmania and the LH Martin Institute at University of Melbourne, has shown that Australian and New Zealand universities are prolific innovators.

World leaders in the mathematical sciences are visiting Melbourne for a series of research programs at Australia’s first international research institute for mathematics and statistics.

Millions of Australians move house each year, but new research has highlighted that while many are upgrading their homes and living standards, housing affordability problems are sorting many of the nation's most disadvantaged into areas with fewer opportunities.

Education funding must focus on the greatest needs and invest in teachers and evidence based interventions that work, said the University of Melbourne’s Dean of Education, Professor Field Rickards.

A team of researchers has identified genes that allow some algae living in corals to tolerate higher ocean temperatures than others.

A team of specialist researchers in Melbourne believe they have found a major response that helps keep the Legionella infection at bay.

The University of Melbourne and the Australian Genome Research Facility (AGRF) announced today that they have jointly acquired the Chromium™ System from US company10x Genomics®, providing Australia with one of the first opportunities outside the United States to utilise this powerful new genomic technology towards research that can significantly improve patient outcomes.

Low birth weight or stress during pregnancy can lead to long-term health problems in women, according to a study published today in The Journal of Physiology.

This month marks 60 years since the first computer came to Victoria, and 60 years of computing at the University of Melbourne. 

Scientists have identified new steps in the way plants produce cellulose, the component of plant cell walls that provides strength, and forms insoluble fibre in the human diet.

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