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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.

In Australia, inequality is on the rise, particularly in the wake of the Global Financial Crisis. Welfare groups and community leaders are now warning Australia’s wealth and opportunity gap will only worsen due to big welfare cuts announced in the Federal Budget.

The University of Melbourne, in association with the Australian Book Review, hosted a public forum on Piketty’s ground-breaking work and what is shaping up as a defining political and economic issue for the next decade.

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.

Improving patient care for obese pregnant women giving birth by caesarian and hospital resources for them, is the focus of a new University of Melbourne-led study.

The world’s major complex challenges such as climate change and natural disasters will be the focus of a new, collaborative centre co-funded by the European Commission and based at the University of Melbourne.

The University of Melbourne’s Graduate School of Education (MGSE) has launched a new course that offers students the chance to gain a world-class clinical teaching degree while working part time.

Young mothers who are not in the paid workforce or are marginally employed will be significantly disadvantaged by the removal of the Baby Bonus. 

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