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Universities and students, struggling to see their courses for the fees

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LOCAL universities can’t say how much tuition fees would rise under the Federal Government’s proposed deregulation, but some courses are tipped to smash the $100,000 barrier. University of Melbourne, RMIT and the Fitzroy campus of the Australian Catholic University would not speculate on how much fees would rise under deregulation in 2016. But the National Tertiary Education Union estimates that ... Read More »

Peking University – University of Melbourne cooperates on Psychiatry Research and Training

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By Ma Rongrong The signing ceremony of Psychiatric Research and Training cooperation project between Peking University and the University of Melbourne was held in Peking University on April 1. A joint collaboration of world-class mental health experts engaged in psychiatry, neurobiology and social psychiatry from both universities will be brought together to study issues on mental health, such as schizophrenia ... Read More »

Ancient debris key to Earth’s secrets

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An international team of researchers, led by scientists from Monash University, has uncovered new evidence about the formation of Earth. For years experts have known that the movement of tectonic plates caused continents to collide, resulting in a massive build-up of assorted geological ‘debris’, including great mountain belts and ranges. The collisions, which occurred millions of years ago, and some ... Read More »

Australian universities slip in global reputation rankings

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Australian universities have taken a hit in the latest survey of global brand awareness, possibly due to last year’s federal budget cuts. As a country, Australia has slipped from third to equal fourth on the prestige index. It has five institutions in the 2014 Times Higher Education reputation rankings released on Thursday, down from six in 2013, with Monash University ... Read More »

Melbourne pioneers in forming linkages between Chinese and Australian universities

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A one-day-and-a-half symposium, hosted jointly by the University of Melbourne and Renmin University of China that focused on social changes and policy issues in present-day China has attracted researchers, policy makers and advisers, educators, and specialists from Asian top universities. The “2013 Melbourne-Renda International Conference: Social Transformation and Policy in 21st Century China,” was the fifth in a series of ... Read More »

2013 Melbourne International Research Scholarships, University of Melbourne

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University of Melbourne is funding international research scholarships for pursuing graduate research degree course (eg. masters by research, PhD or other research doctorate). Total 200 scholarships are awarded each year in which 150 scholarships are awarded to international students. Scholarship covers living allowance, relocation grant, thesis allowance, paid sick, maternity and parenting leave.  About Scholarship: The Melbourne International Research Scholarships (MIRS) is awarded to international ... Read More »

Australian universities improve world standing

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Australian universities have improved their international standing in the past year and now enjoy the third highest ranked reputation in the world. The Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings, to be released today, found Australian now lags only behind the US and UK, with six of our universities ranked in the Top 100. In the past year, Australian universities outperformed ... Read More »

2013 Anna Lodewyckx Icelandic International Scholarships, Australia

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University of Melbourne is offering Anna Lodewyckx Icelandic International Scholarships. These scholarships are available for graduates or final year honours undergraduates of an Australian university or any university in the world and who have knowledge of a Scandinavian language.  About Scholarship: The Anna Lodewyckx Icelandic International Scholarships consists of a major and possibly a minor scholarship. The major scholarship is open to ... Read More »

Australia: Metal nanoparticles may improve cancer treatment

Research led by RMIT University has shown that cheap, non-toxic nanoparticles can enhance radiotherapy treatments for cancer. An international team of researchers led by RMIT has investigated alternatives to gold nanoparticles, which have been shown to concentrate radiation used to treat cancer but are highly expensive and mildly toxic. Doctoral researcher Mamdooh Alqathami said the team had identified bismuth as ... Read More »

Melbourne University signs landmark agreements with Belgian universities

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Crown Prince of Belgium has overseen the signing of the University of Melbourne’s first university-wide agreement with a Belgian university. In Melbourne for the Belgian Government’s trade delegation to Australia, His Royal Highness Prince Philippe, Duke of Brabant, witnessed the signing of a bilateral agreement between Melbourne and Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) – the Free University of Brussels. The ... Read More »

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