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University of Melbourne graduate James Maccarrone has been awarded the 2018 Victorian Rhodes Scholarship for postgraduate study at the University of Oxford.

For the first time, Australia has been elected into the UN Human Rights Council along with Saudi Arabia, the Phillipines and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Professor Hilary Charlesworth discusses the legitimacy of the elections and says that this appointment gives Australia an opportunity to examine its own human rights record. Recorded on October 17, 2017 with ABC News' Kathryn Robinson.

Sustainability and urban transformation to improve people’s lives, is the focus of this week’s Future Cities National Forum, held at the University of Melbourne.

The University of Melbourne is launching an exhibition of international work on sustainable urban design, in a program known as Eco-Acupuncture, helping communities ‘future-proof’ their cities for the impact of climate change.

More than 40 academics, engineers and government leaders from Asia will gather at the University of Melbourne this week to examine how renewable energy technologies and systems can reduce poverty, address social inclusion and improve gender balance.

President of Ireland, Michael D Higgins, will receive an Honorary Doctorate of Laws from the University of Melbourne during his official visit to Australia in October 2017 in recognition of his significant role in advancing the arts, humanities and education in Ireland and beyond.

Senior leaders representing 25 universities from eight countries will meet in Melbourne today to exchange ideas on how research-intensive universities can best engage with their communities. 

The University of Melbourne has climbed six places in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings for Arts and Humanities, from 41 in 2017 to 35 in 2018.

The University of Melbourne moves into the ranks of the top ten best universities in the world for employability outcomes for its graduates, according the 2018 QS Graduate Employability Rankings. It now sits at seventh in the world, moving up from 11th the previous year.

Australian scientists have developed a new tool for imaging life at the nanoscale that will provide new insights into the role of transition metal ions such as copper in neuro-degenerative diseases.
 

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