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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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Australia’s Volkswagen subsidiary has come in for criticism for its handling of the crisis. Arnd Wiegmann/Reuters

Volkswagen fallout shows how not to manage a crisis

Volkswagen's command and control approach has not helped its global response to the emissions scandal, with Australian customers left waiting for more than two weeks.
Saying we’ve the lowest funded university sector in the OECD doesn’t paint the right picture. Flickr/Information services @ Bond

OECD comparisons don’t prove our unis are underfunded

Many point out that in 2011 Australia’s public funding of universities ranked thirty-third out of the thirty-four OECD member countries. However the story is not so simple.
With stories of widespread rorting and dodgy dealings, how can you tell which training organisations to trust? from

How to choose the right training provider

In recent times, the front pages of our newspapers have provided an almost daily reminder that some Vocational Education and Training (VET) providers are to be avoided.
Camp kitchen with the Australian and Light Horse Regiment Queensland, Queensland 1914. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland

Feeding the troops: the emotional meaning of food in wartime

Food is central to experiences of war - think of the humble ANZAC biscuit - for both soldiers and those on the home front. Yet we are only just beginning to understand its emotional, social and political significance.
As part of pandemic preparation, in the early 2000s many countries amassed large stockpiles of the influenza neuraminidase inhibitor Tamiflu. Tony Hisgett/Flickr

Controversies in medicine: the rise and fall of the challenge to Tamiflu

One of the biggest recent controversies in medicine involves the effectiveness of the antiviral drug Tamiflu. Governments have stockpiled the drug but many have raised doubts about its usefulness.
Chinese President Xi Jinping has announced pledged to adopt a national emissions trading scheme from 2017. EPA/MICHAEL REYNOLDS/AAP

China announces national emissions trading scheme – experts react

China, the world's biggest greenhouse emitter, will set up a national emissions trading scheme beginning in 2017. Our experts react to the announcement, made during President Xi Jinping's US state visit.
When pay rates are individually negotiated, women tend to do less well. Image sourced from

Let’s talk about your pay, and loudly

With the gender pay gap refusing to go away, it's time more people were encouraged to discuss their salary openly.
Korean War-era weapons on display in South Korea. More than six decades on, tensions are unresolved – and now they are nuclear. EPA/JEON HEON-KYUN/AAP

If we can’t stop an impoverished nation like North Korea making nuclear weapons, our tactics are clearly wrong

The West has long depended on the nuclear deterrent to quell the threat of 'rogue' nations like North Korea. But Pyongyang's continued nuclear weapons program shows that global disarmament is the only answer.

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