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Human influences through global warming are likely to have played a role in Australia's recent “angry” hot summer, the hottest in Australia’s observational record, new research has found.

Neither side of federal politics has “managed Asia correctly” despite all the rhetoric in the past 12 months about the Asian Century and Henry White Paper.

A digital collection of endangered languages, co‐managed by the University of Melbourne, has been added to the UNESCO Australian Memory of the World collection to protect it for future generations. 

Transformations in the global economy and international political order, and the growth of international private finance for development, are increasingly raising questions about the purpose and future of aid from traditional donor countries like Australia.

The language abilities of top performing Victorian tertiary students will be on display this weekend as the Confucius Institute at the University of Melbourne hosts the 12th annual Chinese Bridge competition.

Professor Peter Hall from the University of Melbourne’s Department of Mathematics and Statistics, has been elected to the prestigious US-based National Academy of Sciences (NAS).

Education at the University of Melbourne has been ranked third in the world, while five other subjects have ranked in the top ten in the 2013 QS World University Rankings.

Leading international medical researcher Professor Stephen Smith has been appointed Dean of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences at the University of Melbourne.