University of Melbourne

The University of Melbourne is an internationally recognised, research-intensive university with a strong tradition of excellence in teaching, research and community engagement spanning more than 160 years.

Its outstanding performance in international rankings puts the University of Melbourne at the forefront of higher education globally. It is ranked number 1 in Australia by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings and 28th worldwide. Melbourne’s position as Australia’s top University has also been reaffirmed in the 2013 Shanghai Jiao Tong rankings, in which it has moved up three places from last year, to equal 54th in the world and third in the Asia-Pacific.

The University is uniquely located on the fringe of the city of Melbourne’s central business district. It serves as a hub for the Parkville research precinct – one of the world’s leading centres of medical and biotechnological research – and is a vital part of surrounding neighbourhoods such as cosmopolitan Carlton.

About 50,000 of the best and brightest students from around the globe come to study at the University of Melbourne.

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An illustration from a 1914 edition of Anna Karenina. Zahar Pichugin/Shutterstock.com

Guide to the Classics: Anna Karenina

Leo Tolstoy's Anna Karenina is often acclaimed as the best novel ever written. The enthralling narrative explores love and family through intertwining plot lines, with Anna and her desire at the centre.
The leaves of most plants are green because the leaves are full of green chemicals. Marcella Cheng/The Conversation

Curious Kids: Why are leaves green?

This is an article from Curious Kids, a series for children. The Conversation is asking kids to send in questions they’d like an expert to answer. All questions are welcome – serious, weird or wacky! Why…
The home biogas system offers a zero-emissions alternative to paying for fossil gas. Samuel Alexander

Home biogas: turning food waste into renewable energy

Australians love cooking with gas, but what if you could make your own supply, using leftover food waste? It may be time for more households to embrace home biogas – and stop paying gas bills.
A month into operation, the Tesla lithium-ion battery at Neoen wind farm in Hornsdale, South Australia is already providing essential grid services. REUTERS/Sonali Paul

A month in, Tesla’s SA battery is surpassing expectations

After a month of operation, the Tesla battery at Hornsdale Power Reserve in SA is outperforming expectations - and the model is set to be emulated in Victoria
Happy Christmas Ethiopia: this photo was part of a Christmas card sent to Germaine Greer from the Diverse Productions film crew who worked with Greer on her 1985 documentary Diverse Reports: Ethiopia. Photograph: Colin Skinner, reproduced with permission. University of Melbourne Archives, Germaine Greer Archive, 2014.0054.00156. Copyright: Colin Skinner.

Why it’s time to acknowledge Germaine Greer, journalist

One of the least recognised aspects of Germaine Greer’s professional life is her international career as a journalist. It spans reportage in Vietnam and Ethiopia and interviews with figures such as Primo Levi.
Peserta Aksi Bela Islam banyak yang merupakan anak muda yang cemas akan mobilitas vertikal mereka. Shutterstock

Memasarkan moralitas dalam demokrasi Indonesia

Isu-isu ketimpangan dan ketidakadilan, dan ungkapan kemarahan terhadap status quo, semakin sering dibingkai dengan identitas rasial dan keagamaan di Indonesia.
Trees and power lines in Puerto Rico, damaged by Hurricane Maria in September. REUTERS/Alvin Baez

2017: the year in extreme weather

2017 brought wild, wacky and even deadly weather. Australia was hit by heatwaves and torrential rains, plus some surprisingly cool spells. Hurricanes hit America, and a killer monsoon lashed Asia.
Drafting Alex Rance is just one of the spectacular draft choices Richmond has made in recent years. AAP

How good draft choices can make or break AFL teams

Research shows that a few AFL teams have had much more success at drafting players than others. Richmond's recent premiership was in part build on good draft choices.
Peringatan tiga belas tahun bencana gempa dan tsunami memberikan kesempatan untuk melakukan refleksi mengenai perubahan hubungan gender masyarakat Aceh. Reuters/Damir Sagolj

Paradoks pemberdayaan perempuan Aceh pascatsunami

Pascatsunami, kedudukan perempuan di masyarakat Aceh banyak mengalami perubahan, dan bisa dikatakan, melemah dibandingkan dengan kedudukan mereka yang tinggi secara historis.
The 13th anniversary of the tsunami presents an opportunity to reflect on the changes in Acehnese gender relations. Reuters/Damir Sagolj

The post-tsunami paradox of female empowerment in Aceh

Post-tsunami the position of women in Acehnese society has in many ways changed and, arguably, worsened compared to their historically high status.

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