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University of Melbourne, Australia

World Rankings

  • QS World University Ranking (2017–18) 41
  • THE World University Ranking (2017–18) 32

History

  • The university was founded in 1853, two years after the state of Victoria separated from New South Wales and the first discovery of gold.
  • New South Wales had created its first university in 1850 (the University of Sydney), and it was deemed appropriate that Victoria also have its own centre for university education.
  • A member of the Group of Eight (Go8), Australia's leading multidisciplinary research universities.

Notable Alumni and Famous Faces

  • 17 Nobel prize winners, with alumni well-represented in the higher echelons of Government, the Arts, Business, Academia and in the field Aerospace.

Address

The University of Melbourne, Grattan Street, Parkville VIC 3010, Australia