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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

State leadership on emissions reduction is crucial

Victoria aims to cut emissions by 45 to 50 per cent by 2030. But University of Melbourne experts say Australia's Federal Government needs to co-ordinate more.

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.

Digital Face-off: The future of news on global technology platforms

CalendarWednesday 26 May 2021, 10:00am
In March 2021, Australia led the world in establishing the mandatory News Media Bargaining Code to force Google and Facebook to pay for the journalism it republishes to ...

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