Established in 1853, the University of Melbourne is a public-spirited institution that makes distinctive contributions to society in research, learning and teaching and engagement.It’s consistently ranked among the leading universities in the world, with international rankings of world universities placing it as number 1 in Australia and number 32 in the world.
The University of Melbourne has a rich and fascinating past spanning 160 years.Every building, every department and every period has its own story. While some of these stories have been recounted many times over, a great number remain to be written.Beginning as a cluster of buildings set in a large park on the fringe of the city, with 4 professors and 16 students, the University now sits at the heart of a thriving international city.Today over 8000 academic and professional staff support a vibrant student body of more than 48 000, including more than 13 000 international students from over 130 countries around the world.
The Melbourne Experience
The distinctive Melbourne experience helps graduates become well-rounded, thoughtful and skilled professionals – making a positive impact across the globe.The research at the University of Melbournehelps solve social, economic and environmental challenges the world is facing today and into the future. The university is tightly connected with many communities, in Australia and around the globe – a connection that enriches our learning, teaching and research.In Australia, the research expenditure of the university is second only to that of CSIRO. With over 100 research centers and institutes, we bring together expertise from across the University and connect with thought leaders around the world to tackle society’s complex problems in innovative ways.
The University of Melbourne has a distinguished history of high achievement. The strategy supports the best researchers, provides an exceptional student experience and assists many international partners. The university has attracted professional industry leaders to grow our acumen and ensure the University will continue to be a leader for generations to come.
Producing eminent thinkers and creators
The University of Melbourne is home to some of the best thinkers in the world, adding to the stock of human knowledge and addressing the major social, economic and environmental challenges of our time.The academics at the university lead brilliant, globally recognized research, teaching and collaboration. Our professional, administrative and support staff create an excellent working environment and enable academics to continue achieving internationally renowned excellence in research and teaching.
As one of the finest universities in the world, the University of Melbourne is committed to creating international outcomes, and to fostering brilliant, innovative and inspiring research.We prepare graduates to make their own impact, offering education that stimulates challenges and fulfils our students, leading to meaningful careers and the skills to make profound contributions to society.