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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 32 in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2017-2018).

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.

Melbourne Model

Our unique curriculum is designed to give you a wider understanding of the world beyond your degree. Before you come to Open Day, find out more about the Melbourne Model and how it will help you make a real impact on the world.

Find out more about our Melbourne Model

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 areas

Every faculty and graduate school actively engages in research, with many affiliated with hospitals, other research entities, or one of our many cross-disciplinary research institutes.

Research — Further information

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.


3010 — Melbourne University Magazine

Medical fields

Sports medicine has come a long way from the days of the gnarled trainer with a slimy, wet towel and a few choice words of encouragement. By Peter Hanlon.

Read more on 3010

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.

Support the University of Melbourne

Alumni & Giving

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

Visit the alumni website

Visit the
University of Melbourne

Only a short walk from Melbourne's city centre, the University of Melbourne welcomes visitors and invites you to explore our unique cultural, architectural and landscape features and facilities.

Campus tours

Explore the University of Melbourne on a free guided tour of our Parkville campus. Or discover the campus on your own through a self-guided tour.

Contact details

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