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
  • # 32 in the world
  • # 7 in graduate employability worldwide

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Melbourne Model

The Melbourne Model 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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University of Melbourne has provided opportunities I could never imagine

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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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Future of our campus

Learn more and engage with the significant development projects and conversations happening across our campuses.

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Believe – the Campaign for the University of Melbourne

With the support of our alumni and friends, the University of Melbourne is able to lead groundbreaking research, inspire the next generation of leaders and contribute to the creation of more vibrant, sustainable communities for us all to enjoy.

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