University of Melbourne

=32 nd
World University Rankings 2020
=44 th
World Reputation Rankings 2019
=23 rd
Impact Rankings: Good health and well-being for people 2019
Grattan Street, Parkville, Victoria, VIC 3010, Australia

About University of Melbourne

The University of Melbourne is a public research university in Melbourne, Australia.

Having been established in 1853, it is the second oldest university in Australia and the oldest in the state of Victoria.

The main campus is located in the Melbourne suburb of Parkville with several other campuses located across Victoria. These include the campuses at Southbank, Burnley, Creswick, Dookie, Shepparton, Werribee.

The university is divided into 10 faculties including architecture, building and planning; arts; business and economics; education; engineering; fine arts and music; law; medicine, dentistry and health sciences; science and veterinary and agricultural sciences.

There is a large library system at the university, with libraries spread across the different campuses and some that cater to specific subjects such as the Brownless Biomedical Library and the Law Library.

A number of museums and art galleries are located across the university covering a number of different topics including medical history, zoological specimens, contemporary art, dental collections and anatomy and pathology.

There are many student clubs and associations at the University of Melbourne - many of which are associated with faculties and subject disciplines. There is also a diverse range of student communities. There are many sports clubs and teams that students can get involved with including athletics, badminton, cricket, hockey, tennis, ultimate frisbee volleyball, water polo and Quidditch.

Notable alumni include the former prime minister of Australia Julia Gillard, author and academic Germaine Greer, comedian Ronny Chieng and chef, restaurateur and food writer Stephanie Alexander. Seven Nobel Laureates have also taught in the institution.

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  • 26.3
    No. of students per staff
    (1)
  • 56 : 44
    Student Ratio of Females to Males
    (1)
  • 46%
    Percentage of International Students
    (1)
  • 47,385
    Number of FTE Students
    (1)
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