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New transport think tank to lead policy and innovation

More than 20 top CEOs and Executives from government and private sectors involved in the delivery of transport services met for the first ever at the Transport Executive Forum (TEF) at the University of Melbourne.

1 July 2016

Below the ocean’s surface with Professor Alexander Babanin

Graduating from the Lomonosov Moscow State University in Russia with a Bachelor of Physics in 1983, Professor Alexander Babanin went on to pursue a PhD in Physical Oceanography at the Marine Hydro-physical Institute in Sebastopol.

3 June 2016

Hide your location on Twitter? We can still find you and that’s not a bad thing in an emergency

It's still possible to locate social media users who hide their location online. This can be very useful for our emergency authorities, say Dr Mohsen Kalantari, Professor Abbas Rajabifard, and Farhad Laylavi from the Department of Infrastructure Engineering

2 June 2016

Ten exciting new startups supported through the 2016 Melbourne Accelerator Program

The University of Melbourne's Startup Accelerator, the Melbourne Accelerator Program (MAP) has seen record numbers of entries and the largest ever intake into the prestigious startup program.

26 May 2016

Abbas Rajabifard named spatial professional of the year

Professor Abbas Rajabifard was named the 2015 Professional of the Year at the Asia Pacific Spatial Excellence Awards, as part of the Locate16 Conference in Melbourne, on Wednesday 13 April, 2016.

2 May 2016

Applications open for joint PhD scholarships with University of Birmingham

Applications are now open for 20 Priestley Fellowships that enable PhD students to work with academics in both Birmingham and Melbourne.

31 March 2016

The rivers run, but less than we thought

Researchers from the Department of Infrastructure Engineering have found South Eastern Australia faces worse-than-expected water shortages, with a review urgently needed.

21 March 2016

Melbourne University – now with drones!

New opportunities in remote sensing and research data acquisition will be generated with the launch of a new drone project, the Melbourne Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration Platform, also known as MUASIP.

3 March 2016

Universities of Melbourne and Birmingham launch joint PhD program in engineering

The University of Birmingham and the University of Melbourne have signed an expansive new collaboration, which will include up to 20 PhD ‘Priestley Scholars’ in engineering, who will study alongside world-leading experts at both universities.

2 March 2016

Growing challenges are disrupting our old ways of getting around cities

Cities are complex systems. One visible artery of the city is traffic – the cluster of moving people and flowing goods – and mobility is critical for a city's life.

14 January 2016


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