About the University
- The University has 19 faculties and Graduate Schools, 6500 staff members and more than 47 000 students.
- There are more than 11 800 international students from over 120 countries.
- We are the second oldest University in Australia. We opened our doors in 1855 with four professors, four faculties and 16 students.
- We are the second-largest research organisation in Australia after the CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation).
- We have more than 100 research centres and institutes, including Bio21, one of Australia's most sophisticated medical research and biotechnological initiatives. Learn more about the University's research activities and new research institutes.
- Distinguished scholars who research and teach at Melbourne include Nobel Prize winner Professor Peter Doherty (Physiology and Medicine), Professor Peter Singer (Laureate Professor in the Faculty of Arts), and Fellows of the Royal Society Professors David Solomon and David Boger.
- The University currently owns 33 cultural collections and is home to: Asialink, Meanjin literary magazine, Melbourne University Publishing, Melbourne Theatre Company (MTC), and The Ian Potter Museum of Art.