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.
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.
Artists from leading international orchestras will gather at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music over the next seven days to present performances and master classes, showcasing the breadth and power of chamber music for the fifth Mimir Chamber Music Festival.
The University of Melbourne has maintained its position as the top Australian university in the prestigious Shanghai Ranking’s Academic Ranking of World Universities, moving up one place to 39th in the world.
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.