Australia’s number one university
The University of Melbourne is the leading centre of higher education and research in Australia. Founded in 1853, it’s situated in the heart of one of the world’s most liveable cities.
With a strong research performance, excellence in learning and teaching, and intellectual and social capital, the University is consistently positioned with the world’s leading universities and currently ranked number one in Australia and number 32 in the world.
The University’s globally competitive curriculum, the Melbourne Model, equips students with a breadth and depth of knowledge that sees 97 per cent of undergraduates and 98 per cent of postgraduates employed three to five years after graduating.
With fewer graduates staying in the same industry throughout their working lives, the Melbourne Model provides a distinctive curriculum to give students a wider understanding of the world beyond their degree. With a breadth and depth of knowledge, Melbourne students are prepared to build the skills to enable them to adapt and change as the professional landscape changes.
Our researchers are making new advances, discoveries and breakthroughs that are changing the world.
The University of Melbourne is one of Australia’s biggest and most progressive research universities. Consistently ranked among the world’s top 40, we bring together the best and brightest from around the globe to tackle today’s most complex social, economic and environmental challenges. After more than 160 years of excellence, the University is at the forefront of international research in fields as diverse as human rights law, Indigenous linguistics, quantum sensing and medical genomics.
The University of Melbourne partners with industry, other institutions and research organisations, the community, government and not-for-profit organisations to advance the commercialisation of ground-breaking innovations including
• Cochlear implant • Relenza® anti-viral flu drug
• Recaldent® for dental care • Rotavirus vaccine
• Colony Stimulating Factor – a white blood cell booster
Inspiring arts and culture
The University of Melbourne boasts an impressive host of museums and galleries, exploring everything from contemporary art, classics and archaeology, medical and dental history, to music and the sciences.