University of Melbourne

Established in 1853, the University of Melbourne is a public-spirited institution that makes distinctive contributions to society in research, learning and teaching, and engagement. It’s consistently ranked among the leading universities in the world, with international rankings of world universities placing it as number 1 in Australia and number 33 in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2015-2016). Research links: A pioneering research university, the University of Melbourne is a leading Australian research university, with research expenditure second only to that of the CSIRO, and the largest cohort of research students in Australia. It enjoys an outstanding reputation with world rankings consistently placing us as Australia’s leading comprehensive research-intensive university. The University attracts and cultivates the best and brightest researchers from around the world. We collaborate with industry, other institutions and research organisations, the community, government and not-for-profit organisations to achieve positive research outcomes with global impact. The University itself has been host to many of Australia’s, and some of the world’s most distinguished medical researchers, including recipients of the Nobel Prize for Medicine. Our researchers are at the forefront of international scholarship in fields as diverse as human rights law, climate change, telecommunications and medical research.