Pursuit asks some big questions.
How does Long COVID affect our brains? How are we going to adapt to our new climate extremes? Are we really on the brink of an artificial intelligence apocalypse? Does dark matter exist? Do cricketers really suffer from the ‘nervous Nineties’?
And why (on Earth) do some people believe our planet is flat?
These are just a few of the stories you will discover on Pursuit, our award-winning research news website at the University of Melbourne – Australia’s top-ranked university.
Updated regularly with a restless focus on what occupies our lives today, Pursuit offers independent academic expertise, coupled with journalistic rigour and editorial transparency at a time when the integrity of the news we’re getting matters.
The University of Melbourne is Australia’s most research-intensive institution with a community of passionate and world-leading researchers.
Their stories aim to give you a greater understanding and an inspiring appreciation of our world – whether you’re reading us in Melbourne, the UK, the US or India.
Pursuit publishes trustworthy and credible news that breaks through the jargon to give you more insight into the world around you.
We offer analysis, thought leadership, opinions and commentary from academics and researchers who are experts in their field – contributing their personal point-of-view when it comes to some the big issues that affect us every day, beyond the daily news cycle.
It might be long articles to enjoy at your leisure, shorter insights to tease your curiosity on your daily commute, or a deeper reflection on our research and the challenges we face as a society.
The Pursuit team is made up of our Senior Content Producer, Dr Nerissa Hannink; Content Producer, Dr Daryl Holland and myself – but we also have a large number of gifted academics writing high quality and diverse articles covering everything from Shakespeare and the secrets of archaeology to quantum theory and Australia’s “thirsty” air – as well as many things in between.
We hope that you not only subscribe to Pursuit but also tell a friend. Either way, we hope you enjoy and feel like you learn something new along the way.
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