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University of Melbourne

About the University of Melbourne:

University of MelbourneEstablished in 1853, the University of Melbourne is a public-spirited institution that makes distinctive contributions to society in researchlearning and teaching and engagement. It’s consistently ranked among the leading universities in the world, with international rankings of world universities placing it as number 1 in Australia and number 32 in the world. A pioneering research university, the University of Melbourne is a leading Australian research university, with research expenditure second only to that of the CSIRO, and the largest cohort of research students in Australia. The University of Melbourne's achievements range from the Bionic Ear in the 1970s, bringing hearing to profoundly deaf children and adults, to today's advances in the Bionic Eye, which will provide unprecedented high-resolution images to thousands with severely impaired vision. They include an HIV vaccine research that attracted $4 million in funding from the U.S. National Institutes of Health and a vaccine set to eradicate a fatal brain parasite, attracting $15.7 million in funding from the British Government and the Gates Foundation, as well as the NeCTAR Research Cloud at the University of Melbourne, bringing the power of cloud computing to researchers at Melbourne. The University itself has been host to many of Australia's, and some of the world's most distinguished medical researchers, including recipients of the Nobel Prize for Medicine.

About the Partnership:

The University of Maryland (UMD) and the University of Melbourne (UoM), Australia, have established an international partnership designed to promote research collaboration and enhance communications between the institutions, as well as exchange knowledge and implement best practices in research administration.

This newly established research partnership builds upon the existing student exchange program between UoM and UMD.

In addition to sharing expertise, UMD and UoM will engage in collaborative activities, including:

  • Coordinating efforts to submit and win collaborative proposals between UoM and UMD researchers;
  • Hosting research development staff and faculty reciprocally at each other’s campus;
  • Developing training materials and programs in areas of specialist advice on all aspects of international grants management;
  • Building collaborations around strategic research areas, including: biomedical and bioengineering research; fire protection engineering; geographic information systems (GIS); computer science; quantum computing; cochlear implants; and hypersonic research, among other areas.

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