For more than 50 years, La Trobe University has been transforming people and societies. With a dual emphasis on excellence and diversity, we put our students at the centre of everything we do.
Whether it’s our innovations in teaching and learning, our strong graduate employment outcomes or our leading research, La Trobe consistently rates among the world’s best. Ranked in the top 1 per cent of universities worldwide, La Trobe is firmly positioned in the top 400 of all three major world university rankings. In 2020, the respected Times Higher Education World Ranking placed La Trobe at 234 in the world, marking the third consecutive year the University has risen by a full band in the rankings.
La Trobe University has cemented its place as a global leader, placing fourth in the world in the 2021 Times Higher Education Impact Rankings for overall contribution to the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals, and first in the world for protecting and restoring life on land. La Trobe placed second in the world for both gender equality and for decent work and economic growth, and fifth for good health and wellbeing. The University chose to be assessed against 14 of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals and was ranked in the top 100 for all but one category, and in the top 25 per cent for all categories. More information can be found here.
In the 2018 Excellence for Research in Australia (ERA) report, La Trobe’s broad areas of research are all rated at, above or well above world standard. The university is one of only 12 to achieve 100 per cent world-standard success in the broad areas of research.
We’ve worked hard to develop a global reputation, expanding our reach to seven campuses across Victoria and New South Wales, and producing world-class research that addresses the major issues of our time. We have a five-star QS rating for world-standard facilities, teaching and research, as well as innovation, inclusiveness and internationalisation.
The higher education environment is changing rapidly, and La Trobe is uniquely placed to excel. By leveraging our strengths and ethos of excellence and diversity, we’re redefining what it means to be a great university for the 21st century. We’re more innovative and connected to our many communities than ever before.
 Times Higher Education (THE), 2020, World University Rankings 2021; Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), 2020, Ranking Web of Universities
 Times Higher Education (THE), 2020, World University Rankings 2021
 Times Higher Education (THE), 2020, Impact Rankings 2021
 Australian Research Council, 2019, Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) Outcomes 2018
 Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) Stars University Ratings, 2019, QS Stars University Ratings 2019