University of Melbourne Magazine

Duncan Maskell, who will become the University of Melbourne’s 20th Vice-Chancellor in October, was the first in his family to attend university. He was accepted to study Natural Sciences at Cambridge in 1979 and, speaking at an alumni reception in London earlier this year, he described how leaving his relatively humble circumstances to go to one of the world’s top universities had been something of a culture shock.

As technology moves towards a driverless future, the University of Melbourne is helping to improve integrated transport solutions and make our transport safer with the launch of its own autonomous mini shuttle bus.

The University will build a new, sevenhectare campus at Fishermans Bend, Melbourne, as part of its almost $1 billion commitment to create a world-class engineering school for the 21st century.

Hundreds of talented Australian students will have the opportunity to realise their potential through an extraordinary $30 million gift to the University of Melbourne from the Hansen Little Foundation.

The University’s Faculty of Fine Arts and Music has celebrated the launch of The Stables, a new world-class visual arts and performance space in Melbourne’s Southbank.

The student union is as much a part of student life as textbooks and lecture theatres. And Union House, long the focus of the University’s rich student traditions and activities at its Parkville hub, is set for a makeover, as the transition to the exciting New Student Precinct gathers pace.

A collector’s multi-million dollar vision and treasure trove of art adds a new dimension to Southbank.

A massive building project at the heart of the historic Parkville site is enhancing the student experience.

A new station will connect the University into Melbourne’s rail network by 2026.

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