Murdoch University

World University Rankings 2022
Young University Rankings 2022
Impact Rankings: Good health and well-being 2022
90 South Street, Murdoch, Western Australia, WA 6150, Australia

About Murdoch University

Murdoch University is resolutely focused on two core goals: to educate free thinkers who thrive in society and are sought-after by employers; and to provide transformative solutions to complex world challenges through outstanding translational research and innovative practice.

With more than 25,000 students and 1,700 staff from over 100 different countries, we are proud of the impact that our graduates, life-changing research, and innovative campuses and industry developments have made – both in Western Australia and around the world.

Murdoch provides everything you would expect from a world-class university, from leading academics and research, to exceptional facilities and learning opportunities. This is why we’re in the top 100 young universities in the world.


Our Research Institutes

Murdoch University is a member of the Innovative Research Universities group of Australia, a network of comprehensive universities conducting research of national and international standing.

Our research on the nexus between human, animal and environmental health is providing a roadmap for addressing complex and unique global challenges with institutes dedicated to each of these areas.


Health Futures Institute

As global populations increase and age, and the climate changes, a holistic focus on the interface between human, animal and environmental health is needed.

The Health Futures Institute, located next to one of the most technologically advanced private and publicly-funded hospital precincts in the southern hemisphere, provides a unique research space to deliver this.

The Institute focuses on clearly defined health-related research areas and pursues those in partnership with local healthcare providers, community groups and international collaborators.


Food Futures Institute

Food security is one of the primary challenges of our generation. As one of the most agriculturally-focused universities in Australia, scientists and policy experts at the Food Futures Institute are working to improve the accessibility and availability of sufficient, safe, sustainably-produced and nutritious food.

The Institute leads research on the sustainable use of the world’s limited land and water resources to produce food, addressing challenges across the full value chain of primary food production.

Researchers are focused on improving the quality and yield of agricultural products by applying innovative science with sound ecological principles, which are economically viable, humane and meet the highest ethical standards.


Harry Butler Institute

Harry Butler was a pioneer who engineered a means for business and biodiversity to co-exist through effective biosecurity and environmental management. He achieved this through decades of service to Western Australia’s natural environment – and through the Harry Butler Institute, we continue his work in this field.

As experts in sustainable development, the Institute enables industry to deliver maximum economic value to the community, while simultaneously safeguarding the environment.

The breadth of research programs, ranging from aquatic biology and ecology to biosecurity and climate change adaptation, ensure the continuation of Harry Butler’s outstanding environmental outcomes, based on excellence in both scientific research and industry practice.


Our Colleges

Our more than 80,000 graduates, from around the world, have influenced free thinking on a global scale. We have been and continue to be a creative force for current and future generations.

In this pursuit, we have developed an academic model built around two Colleges, designed to foster cross-disciplinary academic exchange. This model leads our teaching and learning programs and provides flexibility for students who wish to study across different disciplines.


College of Arts, Business, Law and Social Sciences

We believe in teaching our students critical thinking skills. As such we model, in all aspects of our work, a flexible, free thinking environment where creativity and innovation work together.

The College of Arts, Business, Law and Social Sciences groups together fields with similar aims and interests to foster collaboration and cross-discipline activity. These fields include Creative Media, Arts and Design, Business, Global Studies, Law and Criminology,


College of Science, Health, Engineering and Education

The College brings together world-renowned researchers and future innovators to unlock solutions to challenges impacting our food, health and sustainability. Our unique combination of disciplines and collaborative working practices is aimed at translating theory into action.

The College of Science, Health, Engineering and Education covers the fields of Agricultural Sciences, Chemistry and Physics, Education, Engineering and Energy, Environmental and Conservation Sciences, Information Technology, Maths and Statistics, Medical, Molecular and Forensic Sciences, Nursing, Psychology, Exercise Science, Counselling and Chiropractic, and Veterinary Medicine.


Our Campuses

Our main Murdoch campus was opened in Perth, the capital of Western Australia, in 1975. Boasting a vast expanse of natural bushland teeming with unique wildlife, the 2.27 square kilometre campus is Australia’s largest and fosters a deep connection with nature.

We also have a presence in the Perth central business district. Our city presence offers executive education and professional development opportunities. The space includes a range of coworking spaces that are available to stuff, alumni and industry to connect and collaborate.

Murdoch University also has established Australian campuses in Mandurah and Rockingham, and offshore campuses in Singapore, Dubai and Myanmar, all focused on equipping graduates with  a world-class education and “real world” experiences.

Explore rankings data for Murdoch University

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Key statistics

  • 37.3
    No. of students per staff
  • 41%
    Percentage of International Students
  • 60 : 40
    Student Ratio of Females to Males
  • 17,261
    Number of FTE Students
Based on data collected for the (1) 2022 World University Rankings