Welcome to the world of Pursuit

Stories well told: Cutting-edge research and expert commentary, all at your fingertips

A device that will one day allow paraplegics to move with the power of thought. A 2000-year-old mummy brought to life. And did you know that if a cat’s whiskers are droopy, it is a good indicator they are calm and happy?

These, and many more, are the stories you will discover on Pursuit, the window into the research, teaching and engagement at the University of Melbourne, Australia’s top-ranked university.

Pursuit will give you more insight into the world around you. Updated regularly with a restless focus on what occupies our lives today, Pursuit offers independent academic expertise, with no seasoning added.

The University of Melbourne is Australia’s most research-intensive institution with a community of passionate and world-leading researchers. Their stories will give you a greater understanding, a deeper insight, a remarkable appreciation of our world.

It might be long articles to enjoy at your leisure, shorter insights to tease your curiosity on your daily commute, or our library of podcasts that give a deeper reflection on our research and the challenges we as a society face.

We hope that you not only subscribe to Pursuit, but will also tell a friend, even if it is just about those cat whiskers.

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