Established in 1853, Australia’s second oldest university is a public-spirited institution that makes distinctive contributions to society in research, learning and teaching and engagement. It is consistently ranked among the leading universities in the world, with its international peers placing it in the top 20 worldwide, and employers placing it in the top 10.
The University’s main campus is situated in the suburb of Parkville, just north of Melbourne’s City Center, and houses twelve faculties as well as central administration, residential colleges, sporting facilities, museums and libraries. The campus is also located in the heart of one of the world’s most concentrated precincts of biomedical research with medical research institutes, hospitals and private sector knowledge-based industries.
In 2005, the University adopted a new and unique approach to learning and teaching, the Melbourne Model, drawing on a recognized need for breadth as well as depth in undergraduate education and establishing graduate schools in a number of subject areas to provide first-class professional and research higher degree education. The University of Melbourne is the only Australian university to adopt such a reform.