The University of Melbourne enjoys an outstanding reputation with world rankings consistently placing us as Australia’s leading comprehensive research-intensive university, and one of the world’s top 50*.

Melbourne attracts the best and brightest students and researchers and, with a history of over 160 years, we occupy a special place at the heart of our city’s cultural scene.

*Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2015 – 2016 and Academic Ranking of World Universities 2015

Vice-Chancellor Glyn Davis

Strategy and leadership

Our vision is to be one of the world's finest universities. Our strategy, Growing Esteem, highlights the importance of research, learning and teaching, and engagement.

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Tradition of excellence

Explore our history, rankings, affiliates, academic and cultural institutions, and find our Faculties and Graduate Schools.


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International connections

Our extensive global networks and performance in international rankings puts us at the forefront of higher education in the Asia-Pacific region and beyond.

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Campuses and facilities

We have seven campus locations across Melbourne and rural Victoria, including the Parkville campus. We welcome visitors and invite you to explore our unique cultural, architectural and landscape features and facilities.


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Structure and governance

Learn about our governance and organisational structures, our Vice-Chancellor, Senior Executives, Academic Board, University Council and Emeriti.

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Careers at Melbourne

Work for us. Enjoy the challenge and privilege of being a part of the University of Melbourne.


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Policy and publications

Access our annual and investment reports, corporate publications and policies.