The University of Melbourne: A Profile

The University of Melbourne: A Profile

October 14, 2019 21 By Stanley Isaacs


At the University of Melbourne tradition
and innovation go hand in hand. As the largest research
university in Australia our researchers are leading the world in
fields as diverse as human rights law, climate change, telecommunications,
bioengineering and medical research. Universities are
uniquely placed to explore that great challenges, the
grand challenges of our time. To bring research to bear on
some of the most pressing problems confronting humanity and to offer
solutions properly tested that can be taken to the
world. We make an important contribution
through our research and through the support of our research we help others. Working in partnership with
corporate leaders like IBM University of Melbourne researchers including
Nobel laureates are at the cutting edge of their fields. Our researchers have contributed to
profound scientific breakthroughs including the bionic ear, the bionic eye
and scientific understandings of intractable diseases like fibrosis. The
company Fibrotech was developed at the University to capture and manage these
understandings. Fibrotech was recently purchased by
Shire, a global pharmaceutical giant in a $75 million dollar deal, the largest
ever achieved by an Australian biotech company. The University of Melbourne is committed
to continuing to leverage our research and resulting intellectual
property in order to make a real impact on the world and to earn income that can be reinvested
in further research and development. Since 2009 research
expenditure at the University has grown from over 700 million dollars to more than a billion dollars in 2012 The university offers the best students
from throughout Australia and the world a broad and innovative curriculum, one
that prepares them to take their place as leaders and innovators on the global stage.
My years at the University of Melbourne have provded the perfect springboard to explore my academic interests and
then after graduating launch my career as an entrepreneur and
inventor the University consists of seven
campuses across Victoria its historic Parkville campus is only a
short walk from Melbourne city centre and renowned for its unique
architectural features and facilities At the University of Melbourne we’re
continuing to invest in modern facilities and the broader campus. Recently
completed projects in medical research included the Doherty
Building and our award-winning Kenneth Meyer building for Neuroscience
Research. We’re currently looking forward to the imminent completion of the new building for the Faculty of
Architecture. These projects are complemented by continuous improvement
of our campus grounds At the University of Melbourne I was given the freedom to travel a proven
path, but in my own way Established in 1853 the University of Melbourne is the
highest-ranked educational institution in Australia and ideally placed to
explore the grand challenges confronting humanity