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Head of Performing Arts and former Artistic Director of the Melbourne International Arts Festival, Professor Kristy Edmunds, has been appointed as Deputy Dean of the Faculty of the VCA and Music (VCAM),- in the University of Melbourne. She will take up the appointment  from 1 January  2010 while continuing to lead the School of Performing Arts.

An Australian study into the effectiveness of a H1N1 swine flu vaccine has revealed a single dose produces an excellent response against the virus in most children.

China’s emergence as a 21st century superpower will change the way English is used internationally, according to language experts at the University of Melbourne.

Leading Australian researchers have welcomed an announcement today by the Australian Government of $42M in funding for the development of a bionic eye capable of restoring vision to the blind.

Victorian researchers have warned that plans to extend Melbourne’s urban growth boundary could destroy important conservation areas.

A total of 26 outstanding VCE students, all with ENTER scores of 99.9 and above have accepted Melbourne National Scholarships to study at the University of Melbourne in 2010.

Thousands of pairs of female twins are needed for a world-first cervical cancer study.
More than 7000 pairs of female twins from around Australia are needed to help explore the link between cervical cancer and the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV).

Australia has been praised for its commitment to green education in a report presented in Copenhagen today (Friday 11 Dec).

An international agreement to develop and commercialise the world’s first vaccine to prevent and treat severe gum disease periodontitis, has been announced today.

Eight University of Melbourne students will be part of history this month as they take part in a global debate around the COP15 United Nations Climate Change conference in Copenhagen.