Melbourne is the capital city of the Victoria state and the second largest city in Australia. It is set around the shores of Port Phillip Bay. Considered to be Australia’s cultural capital, Melbourne has been voted by The Economist many times as the most liveable city in the world.
The University of Melbourne is a leading international university with a tradition of excellence in teaching and research. Ranked number 32 in the 2019 Times Higher Education World University Rankings, Melbourne competes on an international stage with the best institutions globally, and has an international outlook and reach to match.
With a rich history stretching over 160 years, the University of Melbourne also occupies a special place in the heart of the city. Since its founding in 1853, the University has been a public-spirited institution committed to making distinctive contributions to intellectual, cultural, social and economic life in the region and beyond. These values underpin the University’s entire academic mission and shape operating practices, preparing engaged graduates and steering research that advances the world.
The main campus in Parkville is recognised as the hub of Australia’s premier knowledge precinct comprising eight hospitals, many leading research institutes and a wide-range of knowledge-based industries. It stretches across more than 20 hectares and is located just 1.7 kilometres north of the city centre. The campus is well connected by trams and buses and a short walk to Melbourne Central Station with frequent buses to North Melbourne Station. Plans to build an underground train line connecting North Melbourne to South Yarra, via the University and the Central Business District, have been approved with the construction to begin in 2018.
Outstanding academic staff are at the heart of the University’s teaching, research and engagement endeavours. The university is proud of its many staff that have been recognised through prestigious national and international awards and through membership of Australia’s learned academics. Among the many scholars of international renown at the University is the winner of the Nobel Prize – Professor Peter Doherty (Physiology and Medicine) and many other public intellectuals and scientific leaders.
With a wide range of disciplines, the University of Melbourne currently educates over 60,000 students from over 130 countries. The university comprises ten faculties providing learning that stimulates, challenges and fulfils the potential of excellent students from around the world, leading to personal development, meaningful careers and profound contributions to society.
The University aspires to make significant contributions to global social, economic and environmental challenges. Accordingly, the university’s research strategy Research at Melbourne: Ensuring Excellence and Impact to 2025 aspires to a significant advancement in the excellence and impact of its research outputs.
The university is committed to providing an intellectually stimulating and personally rewarding workplace which attracts people who are the best in their professional, academic and teaching fields – which is why you should be considering whether Melbourne should be your next career move.
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