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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.

Some of Victoria’s highest achieving year 12 students will gather at the University of Melbourne on Monday, December 14, after being awarded National Scholarships to study at the University.

As the 2009 United Nations Climate Change conference gets underway in Copenhagen, see below a list of University of Melbourne experts who can comment on the issues being discussed.

Researchers at the University of Melbourne are calling on the general public to help survey Melbourne’s microbat population to help identify the best habitats for bat conservation. Members who volunteer will join Earthwatch volunteers to understand more about microbats’ behaviour by becoming field research assistants.

The recruitment and retention of Indigenous medical students is vital to closing the Indigenous health gap, according to Foundation Chair in Indigenous Health at the University of Melbourne Professor Ian Anderson.

A new Guaranteed Access Melbourne program at the University of Melbourne will give certainty to students from rural or isolated areas and in disadvantaged socio-economic circumstances who apply to enter the University of Melbourne in 2010 and meet the published criteria.

The University of Melbourne has again produced Victorian and Australian National Rhodes Scholars, who will be off to Oxford University in 2010 to embark on postgraduate programs which they hope will lead to opportunities for careers in public service.

Most childhood memories are captured through family photos and retold through stories around the dinner table, but for thousands of young Australians who experienced institutionalised ‘care’, this part of their history has remained a mystery– until now.

Contemporary Australian novelists have fully embraced the era of globalisation and transnationalism, meaning the idea of the ‘Great Australian Novel’ is almost impossible, and not necessarily desirable, according to University of Melbourne Professor of literature Ken Gelder.

Understanding how kangaroos repair their DNA could be the key to preventing skin cancer in the future, according to new research by Dr Linda Feketeová and Dr Uta Wille from the ARC Centre of Excellence for Free Radical Chemistry and Biotechnology at The University of Melbourne.