Expert analysis on the research and practice changing the business landscape in the 21st Century
Energy transition in China and Australia
Australia and China are both transitioning away from fossil fuels but their reasons for doing so differ, says University of Melbourne expert Ross Garnaut.
Should school rankings matter?
The VCE40+ score, commonly used to rank schools, is misleading and there are better ways to assess school quality, says a University of Melbourne expert.
The minimum wage gender divide
We might expect the gender pay gap to be zero among minimum-wage workers, but University of Melbourne research finds women earn around 10 per cent less.
5 challenges that will make or break the gig economy
The gig economy is a work phenomena, but University of Melbourne experts identify five factors that could constrain platform work from becoming the new normal
What are the keys to a successful urban innovation district?
Urban thinker Julie Wagner on how city innovation districts grow, and how their reliance on the physical and the local serves to foster creative industries.
Bringing uni research to market
Research commercialisation is core to universities, but broadening goals beyond just revenue generation could lift success says a University of Melbourne expert
When economists have babies
After both his children were born via C-section, University of Melbourne researcher Dr Cain Polidano investigated how caesarians impact cognitive development.
Ex-auto workers could boost clean energy industry
As Australia's auto manufacturing industry shuts down, a University of Melbourne economist argues workers' skills could transfer to the clean energy industry.
5 ways the future of work could change for women
Women remain under-represented in senior roles and earn less. University of Melbourne experts discuss what the future of work could look like for women.
Human vs computer: Becoming more employable than an algorithm
Technology and robotics is a threat to future job security, but University of Melbourne research finds it could free us to use our uniquely human skills.