A sustainable solution to Australia’s engineering skills shortage
To solve our skills shortage, we need to go beyond temporary migration and inspire a stronger connection with engineering, says a University of Melbourne expert
Q&A: Australia’s COP26 report card
A University of Melbourne expert says, globally, Australia lags behind in climate change policy, but has policy potential in the zero emissions global economy
The economics of COVID-19
Policy makers need a new roadmap for navigating the balance between managing the pandemic and supporting the economy, argues a University of Melbourne expert
Cutting the commute for students with a disability
University of Melbourne and Caltech research uses ‘experimental economics’ and specialist software to reform travel services for students with disability.
Why being the fairest of them all still pays
New University of Melbourne research finds economic inequality can actually incentivise some women to use their attractiveness or beauty to try to get ahead.
Revealing the true value of fashion
Entrepreneurs, designers and fashion businesses are rethinking the human and environmental costs of clothing says a University of Melbourne researcher.
The costs and benefits of a clean economy
As the cost of renewable energy falls, Australia’s transition to clean energy makes sound economic and environmental sense says a University of Melbourne expert
The economics of good health
Health economists face the challenge of convincing clinicians and patients that they’re about more than just cutting costs says a University of Melbourne expert
Post-capitalism: Life within environmental limits
University of Melbourne experts say capitalism’s limitless growth on a finite planet could end soon. But the key to sustainable change comes at the grassroots.
Discoveries that blew our minds in 2018: Part Two
This year was a big year for research - we asked University of Melbourne experts to review some of the amazing research, discoveries and big thinking of 2018.