Victoria University

=56 th
Young University Rankings 2017
301–350 th
World University Rankings 2018
300 Flinders Street, Melbourne, Victoria, VIC 3000, Australia

Victoria University

About Victoria University

Located in Melbourne, the world’s most liveable city (Economist Intelligence Unit’s Global Liveability Ranking, 2011-2017), Victoria University (VU) is recognised for its world-class teaching and research, ranking in the top 2% of universities worldwide (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2017) and number 56 in the world’s top 200 universities under 50 years of age (Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 2017).

At VU, we are proud of our past – one that encompasses 25 years as a university, 100 years since the founding of our predecessor and 55 years of educating international students. 

As we shape a future as the University of Opportunity and Success, we continue to be open, excellent and internationally engaged, with a strong history and reputation in connecting students with their community and chosen industries.  

VU has an expansive Melbourne footprint, occupying eight campuses – including three in the city centre – as well as a ninth campus in central Sydney.

With an outstanding research profile and hundreds of cutting-edge courses, we create opportunity and success for more than 40,000 students every year, including 14,000 international students, 5,500 who come to Melbourne from over 100 countries.

Pioneering transnational education more than 20 years ago, we deliver qualifications with prestigious partner institutions in the People’s Republic of China, Malaysia and Singapore to more than 8500 students annually. Over 500 of our students choose to study overseas with more than 130 worldwide exchange institutions, or participate in short-term study tours, every year.

At VU, our courses are as diverse as our student cohort, spanning such disciplines as business, engineering, paramedicine, and sport and exercise science. Our courses are delivered across nine academic and teaching colleges; Arts; Business; Education; Engineering and Science; Health and Biomedicine; Law and Justice; Sport and Exercise Science; Victoria Polytechnic; and VU College.

Taking a multidisciplinary approach to research, VU strives to develop innovative research, teaching and engagement in its flagship areas of Sport, Health and Active Living; Education, Lifelong Learning and Workforce Development; and Sustainable Industries and Liveable Cities.

Underpinning our research strengths, we have collaborations with high-profile organisations such as the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Australian Institute of Sport, with state-of-the-art facilities enhancing our teaching and research profile, including a $68 million Exercise and Sports Science Laboratory Precinct.

Renowned for our strong business, industry and community connections, we have links to more than 4,000 industry bodies. Many VU courses are developed with, and accredited by, globally-recognised industry bodies, including Engineers Australia, the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport Australia, and the Australian Computer Society.

Home to an internationally-lauded business program, our MBA ranks in Australia’s top 10 by the Australian Financial Review’s BOSS Magazine and has been ranked in Australia’s top three, for three consecutive years, by CEO magazine.

VU’s 220,000 registered alumni work in high-profile positions all over the world, with 27,500 residing overseas.

As a top-ranking university, our students can be assured they are graduating with an internationally recognised qualification from a university that creates opportunities and success.

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Key statistics

  • 54 : 46
    Student Ratio of Females to Males
  • 14,795
    Number of Students
  • 20%
    Percentage of International Students
  • 31.4
    No. of students per staff
Based on data collected for the 2018 World University Rankings


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