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Welcome to the University of Melbourne

Established in 1853, the University of Melbourne is a public-spirited institution that makes distinctive contributions to society in research, learning and teaching and engagement. It’s consistently ranked among the leading universities in the world, with international rankings of world universities placing it as number 1 in Australia and number 31 in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2021).

News and events

It’s more than the money: Getting GPs to go to rural areas

Australia’s Federal Budget promises more money to rural GPs but a University of Melbourne expert doubts whether it alone will encourage more doctors to go bush

Little Hall sets new benchmark for hall of residence

Little Hall - the new benchmark for student accommodation in Australia and made possible by the generosity of philanthropists Paul Little and Jane Hansen - was today officially opened by the Governor of Victoria The Hon. Linda Dessau.

Art Forum: Lisa Radford and Yhonnie Scarce

CalendarThursday 20 May 2021, 12:30pm
Art Forum is the Victorian College of the Arts’ series of weekly talks by leading artists and curators. Providing a rich insight into their work and its relationship ...

Study at the
University of Melbourne

To compete on the world stage, you need a world-standard education. At the University of Melbourne, you’ll gain an internationally recognised degree that will open doors to an outstanding future.

Research at the
University of Melbourne

The University of Melbourne is a globally engaged, comprehensive, research-intensive university uniquely positioned to respond to the major social, economic and environmental challenges of our time.

Research at the University of Melbourne is conducted on behalf of society, and to benefit society. It is enriched through collaborations with industry, government, other universities and the community.

Engagement at the
University of Melbourne

Since its founding, the University has held engagement as central to its values and purpose, ensuring that its ethos as a public spirited institution finds expression through all of its endeavours.

Our three engagement commitments

Public value

A commitment to public value underpins our academic mission, shapes our operating practices, and guides our contributions to intellectual, cultural, social and economic life.

Engaged students

A University of Melbourne education prepares graduates for lives of professional contribution and leadership.

Engaged research

As a comprehensive, research-intensive and globally engaged university, the University of Melbourne shares advances that shape the world.


Supporting the
University of Melbourne

At Melbourne, we believe success should be measured by the lives we change. By supporting Believe – the Campaign for the University of Melbourne, you will be supporting our world-class researchers and students. Find out your giving options today.

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Alumni & Giving

All the news, events, services and benefits available to University of Melbourne alumni.

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Visit the
University of Melbourne

Located a short walk from central Melbourne, our main Parkville campus anchors a network of three urban innovation precincts and six specialist campuses located throughout Greater Melbourne and regional Victoria.

Campus Locations

An overview of the University of Melbourne's main, specialist and regional campuses, and the innovation precincts they support

Campus Development

A snapshot of the strategies and projects shaping our campuses and innovation precincts into the 21st century

Contact details

Phone: 13 MELB (13 6352)
International: +61 3 9035 5511