Futurity expands to Australia, welcomes the University of Melbourne
(Rochester, NY)—The research news website Futurity is now featuring discoveries by scientists at the University of Melbourne, as the site expands beyond the US, Canada, and the UK to cover research news from universities in Australia.
Futurity highlights the latest findings in science, technology, health, society, and the environment made by researchers at more than 60 of the world’s top universities. The site launched in 2009 in an effort to share research news with the public.
The University of Melbourne is the first university in Australia to join Futurity.
“Futurity’s international audience continues to grow, as does interest in research happening around the world today,” says Futurity’s editor Jenny Leonard, who is based at the University of Rochester in Rochester, NY.
“This expansion allows Futurity to offer a more global view of research. We are excited to welcome the University of Melbourne and look forward to showcasing the great work of Australia’s leading scientists and scholars,” Leonard adds.
“The University of Melbourne is delighted to join leading universities in highlighting research excellence through Futurity,” University of Melbourne Media and PR Director Diane Squires says.
“Universities have a key role to play in helping to address major social, economic, and environmental challenges through research and to inform the community of the outcomes of that research.
“Futurity provides a unique platform to enable us to reach broad audiences around the world to highlight the outcomes of research initiatives and keep the community informed about the latest advances.”
“The University of Melbourne is known for rigorous standards and excellence. This partnership allows Futurity to aggregate today’s most salient research and to deliver that news to a global audience,” says Michael Schoenfeld, a Futurity cofounder and vice president for public affairs and government relations at Duke University.
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