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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Atunes en proceso de transformación para su exportación. Cairns, Asutralia. Sirtravelalot / Shutterstock

La conexión entre marcas de atún y mano de obra esclava

Tres investigadores de Australia y Países Bajos se han adentrado en el mundo de las cadenas de venta de túnidos para descubrir que la inmensa mayoría hace negocio gracias a suministradores surasiáticos que explotan a sus trabajadores sin ningún tipo de miramiento.
The latest figures put Australia near the top when it comes to company tax collections, even though our total tax take isn’t particularly high. OECD

New figures put it beyond doubt. When it comes to company tax, we are a high-tax country, in part because it works well for us

On one measure our company tax rate is the third-highest, but we like it that way because it allows us to give big tax refunds to local shareholders, many of them retirees.
We don’t need to put the same effort into making the conversation polite or interesting when we’re talking to a chatbot. Andy Kelly/Unsplash

Will talking to AI voice assistants re-engineer our human conversations?

Chatbots and virtual personal assistants are becoming an integral part of our daily lives. They could change how we talk to each other, and how we relate to ourselves.
Jika memiliki anak pertama meningkatkan kesehatan mental orang tua, maka anak kedua justru sebaliknya. www.shutterstock.com

Riset di Australia: Memiliki anak kedua berdampak buruk bagi kesehatan mental orang tua

Banyak orang tua memutuskan untuk memiliki anak kedua dengan harapan mengurus anak kedua akan tidak semerepotkan anak pertama. Namun penelitian terbaru menunjukkan bahwa anggapan ini ternyata salah.
Tracking the journey of tuna from the seas around Thailand to Australian supermarket shelves shows modern slavery is a pervasive problem. Shutterstock.com

Almost every brand of tuna on supermarket shelves shows why modern slavery laws are needed

Just one brand of tinned tuna in Australian supermarkets is able to confidently claim slavery was not involved in its supply.
Brightly coloured, strategically placed. No wonder parents and kids can have a tough time saying “no” to sugary snacks. from www.shutterstock.com

Let’s untangle the murky politics around kids and food (and ditch the guilt)

The mixed messages around children, food and weight - not to mention sophisticated marketing - can leave parents perplexed. But there are ways to wade through it all and find healthy choices.
It does make sense your mood may start to dip in midlife. Javier García/Unsplash

Is the ‘midlife crisis’ a real thing?

There's good evidence to suggest a midlife crisis exists, though it's hard to define what the midlife is. And perhaps crises that occur during midlife might equally have occurred before or after.
The family of Hop Lin Jong (who is pictured on the far left) at the wedding of her daughter, Ruby (third from right) in 1924. Ruby was murdered by her husband the following year.

Hidden women of history: Hop Lin Jong, a Chinese immigrant in the early days of White Australia

Hop Lin Jong's arrival in Western Australia in 1901 was remarkable only because she was Chinese. Her life might have passed in obscurity if not for the murder of her daughter in 1925.
A plaque on a house in St Petersburg that says: ‘Here the writer Lydia Korneievna Chukovskaya wrote Sophia Petrovna, a story about the Great Terror 1936-1938’. Wikimedia Commons

Hidden women of history: Lydia Chukovskaya, editor, writer, heroic friend

Persecuted by Stalin, writers Lydia Chukovskaya and Anna Akhmatova endured threats, cold and starvation. And in an epic feat, Lydia memorised the poems of her friend that were too dangerous to commit to paper.
Salida de la Tierra: los astronautas del Apolo 8 capturaron esta espectacular foto de la Tierra elevándose por encima del horizonte lunar mientras emergían desde detrás del lado oscuro de la Luna. NASA

Salida de la Tierra: la foto que cambió el mundo cumple medio siglo

Hace cincuenta años la gente vio nuestro planeta desde el exterior por primera vez.
Earthrise: astronauts aboard Apollo 8 captured this spectacular photo of Earth rising above the lunar horizon as they emerged from behind the dark side of the Moon. Image Credit: NASA

Earthrise, a photo that changed the world

Fifty years ago people saw our planet from the outside for the first time.
A scene from the 1961 film West Side Story. The casting of an Australian performer as Maria in a local production of the musical was recently criticised for ‘white washing’ a story about a Puerto Rican immigrant. The Mirisch Corporation,Seven Arts Productions

Friday essay: identity politics and the case for shared values

Our identity unquestionably shapes (and can limit) how we interact with the world. But it should not become the only foundation upon which we build our understanding of it.

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