University of Melbourne Magazine

“The opportunity to be Google’s managing director means I can actually make a bit of a difference when it comes to promoting digitisation.”

Each Christmas, a grandfather in Melbourne raises a glass to Lynn Burmeister, and thanks her for helping create his eight grandchildren.

For journalist and arts alumnus Matt Tinney, hopping into a plane with an 80-year-old aerobatics pilot in the cockpit is just another day at the office.

Sarah Lynn Rees wants Australian buildings to better reflect the country’s Indigenous peoples — the Traditional Owners of the land.

Khairiah Talha left Melbourne University in 1980 with a degree in town and regional planning, her future husband, and what she considered a radical concept – she was allowed to think for herself.

Gemeh Kromah was just five when he and his family fled wartorn Liberia. Now he plans to set up an entrepreneurship training institute there.

Donald Hossack OBE PSM (MB BS 1954, BA 1975, MD 2006, Trinity College) overcame dyslexia to become a world-renowned surgeon who helped bring about landmark road safety legislation mandating the wearing of seat belts and alcohol breath-testing.

For a teenage Alice Pung, author John Marsden was just the write stuff.

Armed with law degree, alumna Jacqueline Musiitwa is developing Africa’s economic and trade prospects around the world.

Sam Voutas reflects on eight years of filmmaking experience in China.

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