A team of researchers from the University of Melbourne is working on a program that will provide decision-makers in crisis situations accurate predictions of which buildings could fall following a bomb blast. The technology will also provide information about the vulnerability of critical underground infrastructures such as water, gas pipelines and urban utility networks.
Changes in technology and the development of the NBN could force the closure of almost 25% of companies listed on the stock exchange, University of Melbourne business systems expert Professor Colin Ferguson has warned.
The University of Melbourne’s state-of-the-art Veterinary Hospital in Werribee will open its doors this Sunday to the community and future students. Around 2000 expected visitors will be able to speak to veterinary staff and join in interactive activities and tours as part of the University of Melbourne Veterinary Science Open Day and Pet Expo.
World-renowned sitar player, composer, teacher and writer Ravi Shankar will receive the University of Melbourne’s highest honour - the degree of Doctor of Laws (honoris causa) - at a special conferring ceremony at the University today (Friday 19 March).
Internationally recognised computational scientist Professor Peter R Taylor has been appointed as the Director of the University of Melbourne led Victorian Life Sciences Computation Initiative (VLSCI).
Butterflies are emerging in spring over 10 days earlier than they did 65 years ago, a shift that has been linked to regional human-induced climate change in a University of Melbourne- led study. The work reveals for the first time, a causal link between increasing greenhouse gases, regional warming and the change in timing of a natural event.
Human rights and international law expert Professor Hilary Charlesworth, says that Australia's appointment to the UN Human Rights Council gives the country an opportunity to examine its own human rights record.