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Professor John Dewar
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Campus locations

  • Albury-Wodonga
  • Bendigo
  • Melbourne (Bundoora)
  • Melbourne (Collins Street)
  • Melbourne (Franklin Street)
  • Mildura
  • Shepparton
  • Sydney

We believe that higher education has the power to transform people and societies. Our goal is to make a difference – to our students and staff, and in the communities that we serve.

In 2017, La Trobe University turns 50 and we have much to celebrate. 

We have recently achieved our best overall research ranking and are now firmly entrenched in the world’s top 400 universities as measured by the three major ranking agencies.

In 2016 we were also ranked in the QS top 50 under 50 for the first time, making us one of the world’s best young universities; we achieved our best ever ranking of 336 in the Academic Ranking of World Universities; and we sit at 377 in the Times Higher Education World University 2016 rankings. 

La Trobe has been rated among the top ten universities in Australia, and the top three in Victoria, for the numbers of specific fields of research rated at ‘well above world standard’ in the latest government Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) survey. We achieved top rating in three broad discipline groups: Agricultural, Biological and Physical Sciences. La Trobe was rated the equal best university in Australia for Biological Sciences, best in Australia for Agricultural and Veterinary Studies, and was the only top-rated university in the country for Physiology.

La Trobe’s strengths extend to the Arts and Humanities. La Trobe is among the world’s elite institutions in subjects assessed in the 2016 QS World University Rankings. We featured in the top 100 global universities in History, Sociology and Archaeology. Subjects in the world’s top 200 list include Communications and Media, Linguistics, Agriculture, Psychology, Accounting and Finance, Education and Politics. 

La Trobe is also the largest provider of university education in regional Victoria, with more than 6,500 student enrolments at our campuses in Bendigo, Albury-Wodonga, Mildura and Shepparton. Importantly, most of our students stay and work in their communities following graduation.