Links with other organisations
Melbourne University's links with leading institutions are testament to its forward thinking, community minded strategy and vision. These links provide the University with resources, financial support and industry-based expertise.
Universities Australia is the peak body for 39 of Australia's universities. It was established in 2007, succeeding the Australian Vice Chancellors' Committee.
Affiliated institutions The University of Melbourne has business and research relationships with residential colleges, the Victorian College of the Arts, hospitals, CSIRO and other organisations. The various relationships are defined in statutes enacted by the University Council.
The Group of Eight research universities is a coalition formed through consensus on the principle that Australia both needs and deserves universities of world class. The Group of Eight universities undertake 70 per cent of all research conducted in Australian universities and over half of all basic research conducted throughout Australia.
Melbourne Consulting and Custom Programs offers professional education, consultancy, research and advisory services to corporations and governments. The Hawthorn English Language Centres provide intensive language courses for overseas students.
The Melbourne/Monash Protocol defines how two leading public universities work together for common goals and benefits. The University of Melbourne and Monash University have each established a strong record of excellence in teaching, research and community development. Both institutions are recognised nationally and internationally as playing key leadership roles within the Australian higher education sector.
Universitas 21 (U21) is an international network of leading research-intensive universities, of which the University of Melbourne is a founding member. The U21 Global e-university offers online courses to students around the world.
The Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU) is a consortium of 42 leading research universities in the Pacific Rim. APRU aims to foster education, research and enterprise, and contributes to the economic, scientific and cultural advancement in the Pacific Rim.