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University of Melbourne researchers have found that confidential patient data can be re-identified, without decryption, prompting calls for improved and strengthened algorithms for protecting individuals’ online privacy.

The University of Melbourne has joined as an initial member of the newly formed IBM Q Network, a collaboration of leading Fortune 500 companies, academic institutions and national research labs working directly with IBM to explore quantum applications for business and science.

Many of Victoria’s highest-achieving VCE students were today offered a Melbourne Chancellor’s Scholarship  to study at the University of Melbourne next year. 

The Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence in Exciton Science was launched today, forming a new international research hub dedicated to the discovery of new ways to source and use energy from light.

Professor Pip Nicholson has been appointed the new Dean of the Melbourne Law School.

As society turns to social media as their main information source, researchers from the University of Melbourne have found a way to help determine the truth from the lies on Twitter.

Philanthropist Pamela Galli has given medical biology — the cornerstone of modern healthcare and diagnostics — a $5 million boost with the establishment of the Lorenzo and Pamela Galli Chair in Medical Biology at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research and the University of Melbourne.

The Tasmanian tiger genome has been sequenced, making it one of the most complete genetic blueprints for an extinct species.

Journalist, broadcaster and author Andrew Dodd has been appointed as the new Director of the Centre for Advancing Journalism at the University of Melbourne and has begun work in the Faculty of Arts this month.

All donations to this year’s University of Melbourne annual fundraising campaign will support research that aims to end preventable stillbirth.

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