University of Melbourne, Australia

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The University of Melbourne has been a centre of learning since 1855. The main Parkville campus on the edge of Melbourne’s CBD is a focus of the city’s ‘Knowledge Precinct’ and the prestigious medical research ‘Parkville Precinct’.

The university is a member of Australia's "Group of Eight" lobby group, the Universitas 21 and Association of Pacific Rim Universitiesnetworks.

The University of Melbourne claimed the top spot in Australia and was ranked 57th worldwide in the 2012 Academic Ranking of World Universities. Melbourne climbed three places internationally in the most highly regarded academic rankings of the world’s top universities, collated by the Shanghai Jiao Tong University.

The QS rankings emphasise reputational parameters with a particular focus on teaching and learning strengths. Some highlights for the University of Melbourne include:

+ 1st in Australia and 25th in the world in English Language & Literature

+ 1st in Australia and 21st in the world in Computer Science

+ 1st in Australia and 27th in the world in Electrical Engineering and Mechanical

+ 1st in Australia and 15th in the world in Medicine

+ 1st in Australia and 24th in the world in Biological Sciences

+ 1st in Australia and equal 15th in the world in Psychology

+ 1st in Australia and 20th in the world in Chemistry 

+ 1st in Australia and 20th in the world in Physics & Astronomy

+ 1st in Australia and 16th in the world in Accounting & Finance

+ 1st in Australia and 20th in the world in Statistics and Operational Research

+ 1st in Australia and 8th in the world in Law

Student Accommodation:

Several residential halls and colleges are located at or very near the Parkville campus, just a few minutes by tram from the City of Melbourne.

  • Colleges and halls of residence: information for students and parents
  • Student Housing service: renting a house or flat, budgeting and other useful advice

The Parkville campus has a wide range of shops and other services for the University community: see the Services and Facilities page for details.

Sport and Fitness:

Melbourne University Sport offers a comprehensive range of health services to keep you feeling good and in top shape.

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Parkville campus:

The University of Melbourne
Victoria 3010

Telephone: +61 3 8344 4000
After hours emergencies: +61 3 8344 6666 

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