University of Melbourne Magazine

Violinist Dr Helen Ayres and pianist and author Dr Anna Goldsworthy have been friends since their final year of high school, and colleagues in the acclaimed Seraphim Trio (alongside cellist Tim Nankervis) for more than 20 years. For the past 18 months, Ayres has been living in London, and travels back to Australia regularly to perform alongside her musical partners.

The University of Melbourne is a top destination for the world’s brightest students, with more than 12,000 people from 130 countries taking advantage of the University’s wide-ranging opportunities.

On graduating, many head home to apply their newfound skills and learning, and to make a difference in their own communities.

Alumna Pei-Ing Tan started her own architectural firm, PI Architect, in 1989 and has since led the firm in designing some of Malaysia’s most recognisable buildings.

Dr Kanchana Kanchanasut is the woman responsible for connecting Thailand to the internet.

Melbourne’s massive underground rail project is drawing on the wide-ranging skills of University alumni.

The Movember Foundation has raised almost $1 billion for research and awareness campaigns focused on prostate and testicular cancer, and male suicide, relying on humour – rather than fear or tragedy – as its galvanising force. Meet founder, ambassador and alumnus Adam Garone.

Feral predators become opportunists following a forest fire, researchers have found.

Eric Chung grew up in countries across south-east Asia, including Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand, but followed his siblings to Melbourne University for a Bachelor of Architecture.