Tradition of excellence

The University of Melbourne has an outstanding reputation for excellence in teaching and research. Independently-published world rankings consistently place us as a leader in higher education in Australia, the Asia Pacific and around the globe.

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Reputation and rankings

Independently-published world rankings consistently place us as a leader in higher education in Australia, the Asia Pacific and around the globe.

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Our history

Discover our rich and fascinating past. Explore the university's history from its earliest years to the present.

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Key facts

Discover key facts about the University. Learn about our achievements and notable past and present leaders, researchers and thinkers.


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University statistics

Read statistics and figures about our students, teachers and professional staff, research expenditure, student enrolments and more.

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Arts, collections and culture

A proud patron of the Arts, we are home to over 30 stunning galleries, museums, historical and cultural collections. We host a broad range of cultural programs throughout the year, contributing to Melbourne’s lively artistic and cultural life.

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Notable staff and alumni

The University of Melbourne has a number of prominent alumni in the community spanning many different areas.