Established in 1853, the University of Melbourne is a public-spirited institution that makes distinctive contributions to society in research
, learning and teaching
. It's consistently ranked among the leading universities in the world, with international rankings of world universities placing it as number 1 in Australia and number 33 in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2015-2016).
The University is home to some of Australia's leading outreach education bodies which actively promote links between countries and enhance cross-cultural understanding through seminars, exhibitions, short-courses, international internships and leadership programs.