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Science  19 Dec 2008:
Vol. 322, Issue 5909, pp. 1777
DOI: 10.1126/science.322.5909.1777c

Despite the current economic downturn, the Australian government has delivered on promised funds and provided $388 million to 11 universities to boost their ailing infrastructure. Recipients of the funding, set aside last year after a hefty surplus (Science, 18 May 2007, p. 968), include the University of Sydney, which received $64 million to establish the Centre for Obesity, Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease; the University of Melbourne, which received $60 million to establish the Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity; and Monash University in Melbourne, which won $60 million to establish a New Horizons Centre devoted to collaborations between engineering and science.

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