University of Melbourne


The University of Melbourne is a research institute situated in Melbourne. This institute was created in 1853 and has the title of the second oldest educational institution in the country and the oldest in Victoria. It claims that its research expenditure is second only to that of CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation). This university has the largest cohort of research scholars and students in Australia. It is also connected with 100 different research centres. The university comprises ten separate academic units and is associated with numerous institutes and research centres. Every year university has a significant number of APA awards and IPRS scholarships.

With numerous other campuses in Victoria, its main campus is situated in Parkville, an inner suburb to the north of Melbourne's central business area.

This university has the following campuses. 

  • Burnley
  • Shepparton
  • Parkville
  • Creswick
  • Southbank
  • Werribee
  • Dookie

The University of Melbourne has produced a number of prominent alumni. Most prominent of these have been:

  • Prime Minister of Australia
  • Governor-General of Australia
  • Governor of Victoria
  • Premiers of Victoria 
  • Elected leaders of other territories and states
  • First Lady of East Timor
  • Lord mayors
  • Ministers of foreign countries
  • Nobel laureates


Each year, more than 23,000 international students enrol in one of the several degree programmes offered by the University of Melbourne. Out of 23,000 total undergraduate students, 5,000 are from abroad. There are more than 150 distinct countries represented among these students. 

The university's two student groups are the Graduate Student Association and the University of Melbourne Student Union.


There are 10 residential colleges at Melbourne University. The names of these are mentioned below.

  • Queen's College
  • University College
  • Trinity College
  • Medley Hall
  • Janet Clarke Hall
  • St Mary's College
  • Ormond College
  • St Hilda's College
  • Newman College
  • International House


Global rankings of the University of Melbourne are as follows.

  • Rank #29 by CWTS Leiden World University Ranking
  • Rank #33 by ARWU World University Ranking
  • Rank #33 by QS World University Ranking
  • Rank #25 by US News World University Ranking
  • Rank #33 by THE World University Ranking

The national rankings of the University of Melbourne are as follows.

  • Rank #1 by THE National University Ranking
  • Rank #2 by QS National University Ranking
  • Rank #1 by US News National University Ranking
  • Rank #1 by ERA National University Ranking
  • Rank #1 by ARWU National University Ranking
  • Rank #1 by CWTS Leiden National University Ranking


University of Melbourne
Parkville VIC 3010, Australia

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