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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Doulas support women before, during and after childbirth. A new review explores the important role they play. From shutterstock.com

What is a doula and how do they help women giving birth?

Supporting women to have a labour companion or doula of their choice during childbirth has benefits for women and their babies. It could be especially important for women from migrant backgrounds.
The difference in the Christchurch attacks is that propaganda supplied by the perpetrator was available to the professional media, even as the story was breaking. Wes Mountain/The Conversation

Christchurch attacks provide a new ethics lesson for professional media

On the day of the Christchurch mosque shootings, several media outlets repeatedly failed the test of necessity in showing graphic footage.
‘En medio del camino de nuestra vida me encontré por una selva oscura’. Fragmento de iustración de Gustave Doré para el canto primero del Infierno de Dante. Wikimedia Commons

¿De verdad existe la crisis de la mediana edad?

Hay evidencias que sugieren que existe una crisis de la mediana edad, aunque es difícil definir qué es eso de la mediana edad. Y quizá las crisis que ocurren durante esta etapa también podrían haber ocurrido antes o después.
Sheep are among the most common carriers of Q fever. Jorgen Haland/Unsplash

Australia’s drought could be increasing Q fever risk, but there are ways we can protect ourselves

Q fever is a flu-like infection that spreads to people from animals. The bacteria that causes it can withstand harsh environmental conditions – in particular, drought.
Reduced to a pile of rubble in 2016, the Corkman pub had been a favourite local meeting place since the mid-1880s. Tracey Nearmy/AAP

Once a building is destroyed, can the loss of a place like the Corkman be undone?

The illegal demolition of a historic pub in Melbourne is the subject of a legal bid to order its rebuilding. Although the heritage value of such a move is debatable, there are other justifications.
Though #MeToo has changed some aspects of media reporting, there is still much to be done. Wes Mountain/The Conversation

#MeToo has changed the media landscape, but in Australia there is still much to be done

The #MeToo movement brought to light the extent of sexual violence in the community, largely through the media. But there is still a long way to go to overturn stereotypes and shut down online abuse.
For some people, high out-of-pocket costs makes it difficult to see a doctor or fill a prescription. From shutterstock.com

We need more than a website to stop Australians paying exorbitant out-of-pocket health costs

Seeking and making sense of specialist fees is an unfair burden to place on vulnerable patients. A website might be helpful for some – but health professionals need to be held to higher account.
Calon Wakil Presiden Sandiaga Uno (kiri) adalah salah satu pendiri perusahaan yang menguasai PT BSI, perusahaan tambang emas yang beroperasi di pegunungan Tumpang Pitu, Banyuwangi, Jawa Timur. Ripsa Photo/www.shutterstock.com

Mengapa Jokowi dan Prabowo diam soal Budi Pego, aktivis lingkungan yang dituduh komunis

Di kubu Joko Widodo maupun Prabowo Subianto terdapat kepentingan konglomerat penguasa lahan.
Nearly half of female tertiary students surveyed in Melbourne say they ‘rarely’ or ‘never’ feel safe on public transport after dark. KN/Shutterstock

Students don’t feel safe on public transport but many have no choice but to use it

As they return to classes, a survey finds nearly half of female tertiary students in Melbourne don't feel safe using public transport at night. And 79% have been sexually harassed or victimised.

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