University of Melbourne Magazine

Vice-Chancellor Professor Duncan Maskell, who launched First Commissions in Florence, believes in the power of art in the 21st century.

Australia could become home to the world’s first stroke air ambulance, transforming rural and regional access to emergency stroke treatment.

Where science and art collide, Science Gallery creates unique and interactive exhibitions with the goal of nurturing young people’s interest in STEAM.

Researchers are using traces of platypus DNA left in the wild to track down dwindling populations.

The heart of the University’s Southbank campus, the Ian Potter Southbank Centre, officially opened in June 2019.

The University has established a Fellowship to honour the legacy of Associate Professor Allison Milner, killed in a tragic accident at Princes Park in Carlton.

The University has recently launched two five-year international strategies to build closer relationships with India and Indonesia.

3010 is now more than a magazine – it’s a podcast too. The 3010 podcast will take you into the lives of some of our amazing alumni, revealing the fantastic – and, occasionally, surprising – places their Melbourne degree has taken them.

A breakthrough in stroke medical research found a drug, traditionally used for heart attacks, dissolves blood clots in the brain faster and more effectively than standard stroke drugs.

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.