Founding Partner 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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Trump and the Ugliness of the Charm Defensive

I’m a political scientist with a bit of a masochistic streak. Of course I was going to watch the Republican Convention. Of course I was going to sit through speeches by bronzed crackpots with lacklustre…
A new mathematical model has predicted Zika will soon stop spreading due to mass immunity. Martial Trezzini/EPA/AAP

Is the end of Zika nigh? How populations develop immunity

During a disease outbreak, lots of people can become infected in a short time and develop immunity, making it hard for the pathogen to spread.

Coalition likely to face difficult Senate

On current Senate results, the Coalition can expect to win 32 of 76 seats at most, which would be a one seat loss from the pre-election Senate. Although 32 Coalition seats are possible, the most likely…
Pokemon Go demonstrates how graffiti has grown into a new form of social media. Koppenbadger/flickr

For lovers of graffiti, Pokémon Go is old hat

Graffiti and street art are not just a backdrop in Pokémon Go but also a template for how to navigate urban space. Indeed lovers of street art have long played their own kind of multi-player game, with sites and rewards hidden across the city.
Like ‘thinspo’, ‘fitspo’ promotes unrealistic body types to women. Mamamia

Why the ‘fitspo’ movement is damaging to women

The 'fitspo' movement may be aiming to promote a healthier body image for women, but in truth it's just another narrow set of ideals about what women should look like.

Dancing Dubya and the Policing of Grief

Writing of social media having a “field day” is wasted energy. Brouhahas about bullshit are a daily occurrence. There are people - evidently with more spare time than me - who are ravenously scouring content…

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