A Globally Engaged University
The University of Melbourne has been a centre of learning since 1855. It is now a leading global research university with over 47,000 students from 130 countries, widely renowned for its teaching and research achievements and its social, economic and cultural contributions.
The University of Melbourne’s international ranking as Australia’s leading University has been reaffirmed in the 2012 Academic Ranking of World Universities compiled annually by Shanghai Jiao Tong University. The University of Melbourne’s consistent performance in international rankings puts it at the forefront of higher education in the Asia-Pacific and beyond and places us at number 57 in the world, up three places from 2011.
The University of Melbourne’s outlook is distinctly international. We measure our performance in research, teaching and learning and engagement by international standards. Already recognised as a world class university, we aim for global excellence, relevance and impact.
The University has more than 280,000 alumni worldwide, with over 4,000 in China.
Alumni are active in the life of the University, involved in mentoring, volunteering, teaching, providing internships and employment, and attending a rich program of events and reunions.
Many of our alumni have gone on to achieve great renown in their respective fields both in Australia and overseas. From three Australian Prime Ministers and four Nobel Prize Winners, including Elizabeth Blackburn, the first Australian woman to achieve a Nobel Prize, to world class musicians, journalists, professionals and business leaders such as Chairman and CEO of J.P. Morgan China, Mr Shao Zi Li, the University’s alumni community is prominent in the life of the nation and internationally.