The University of Melbourne has welcomed the arrival of Lockheed Martin’s new STELaRLab (Science, Technology, Engineering Leadership & Research Laboratory) to Melbourne, to be located in the company’s premises, proximal to the University’s engineering and science innovation precinct.
Science Gallery International (SGI) and the University of Melbourne today announce that Rose Hiscock will become the inaugural Director of Science Gallery Melbourne, a dynamic venue for science and art collaboration planned for the heart of Melbourne’s new innovation precinct.
Internationally renowned science writer, communicator and exhibition curator Margaret Wertheim, and respected journalist Jim Middleton have been appointed 2015 Vice-Chancellor’s Fellows at the University of Melbourne.
As part of the ART+CLIMATE=CHANGE Festival, David Karoly, Professor of Atmospheric Science at the University of Melbourne, and Ruth Fincher AM, Professor of Geography at the University of Melbourne, will be leading ‘Baby it’s hot outside!’, a sell-out, interactive event set in the future when the effects of climate change are dramatic.
Designing zero-carbon cities, providing energy and food for a growing population, and preparing for natural and manmade disasters will be closely examined at a new University of Melbourne conference this week.
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.
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.