Australia's leading university

Our distinctive Melbourne experience helps graduates become well-rounded, thoughtful and skilled professionals – making a positive impact across the globe.

Our research helps solve social, economic and environmental challenges the world is facing today and into the future. We’re tightly connected with our communities, at home and around the globe – a connection that enriches our learning, teaching and research.

Facts and figures

Discover why we’re a world leader and Australia’s No. 1 university.

  • # 1 in Australia
  • # 33 in the world
  • # 8 in graduate employability worldwide

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The Melbourne curriculum

The Melbourne curriculum is a distinctive curriculum that gives students a wider understanding of the world beyond their degree. Equipped with a breadth and depth of knowledge, Melbourne graduates are flexible, adaptable and ready for any future.

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Calling Melbourne my second home

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Our history

From the time our foundation stone was laid in 1853, to recent impacts and discoveries in biomedicine, law, humanities and cultural contributions, our stories chart a rich and fascinating past and point to an exciting future.

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Our vision

The University of Melbourne is committed to being one of the finest universities in the world, contributing to society in ways that enrich and transform our lives.

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Notable alumni and staff

We are a world-class teaching and learning university with a diverse and impressive graduate community. Our staff and alumni make up a globally significant network of leaders, influencers and innovators.

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Believe – the Campaign for the University of Melbourne

Thanks to nearly 30,000 incredibly generous donors and thousands of volunteering hours from our alumni and friends, the Believe campaign has had a transformative impact on the lives of many around the world, powering research breakthroughs, transforming our campus, and changing lives.

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