The University of Melbourne has a 150-year history of leadership in research, innovation, teaching, and learning
. Our Parkville campus is the hub of Australia’s premier knowledge precinct encompassing eight hospitals, many leading research institutes, and a wide range of knowledge-based industries. The University has attained excellent international rankings
as the highest ranked Australian university, and 36th in the world (Times Higher Education, 2010).
Among our many scholars of international standing are five winners of the Nobel Prize. Professors Peter Doherty and Bert Sakmann for Physiology and Medicine, and Professors Sir James Mirrlees and Clive Granger for their achievements in Economic Science. In 2010, Elizabeth Blackburn was the first Australian woman to be awarded a Nobel Prize and was recognized for her achievements in Science. Our researchers are also at the forefront of international scholarship in fields as diverse as human rights law, chemical engineering (David Boger), and telecommunications research.
One of the advantages of studying abroad at the University of Melbourne is the campus location. The campus is spacious, green, and leafy, and has a special life of its own, yet it is located within walking distance to downtown Melbourne, a vibrant diverse city full of art, culture, cafes, sport, and festivals.
The University of Melbourne is a comprehensive institution which, for over a hundred years, was the only university in the state of Victoria; hence there is a very strong academic basis for all the humanities, sciences, and professions.
The Melbourne Model is an innovative approach to learning and teaching, providing students an opportunity to study specific disciplines in depth, with the opportunity to undertake subjects from other areas. The Melbourne Experience offers access to unprecedented academic enrichment opportunities such as internships and industry projects. As the only Australian university offering a truly international curriculum, our degrees prepare students globally for a wide range of careers and provide a pathway into professional graduate programs or research higher degrees.
Melbourne University Magazine