University of Melbourne

Rachit Agrawal
Modified on 2020-02-13 
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The university of Melbourne founded in 1853 by Hugh Culling Eardley Childers is the second oldest university of research and higher education and is also ranked among the top universities in Australia. Education at the University of Melbourne is more than just structured learning, it is practical training taught by some of the most progressive faculty that excel in making new discoveries and researches.

Research institutes like Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, Walter and Eliza Institute of Medical Research, and Grattan Institute constitute the 11 academic branches of the university. The students have an option of studying all the subjects they have a liking to before having to focus on one particular field of study.

The student body constitutes of than 48,000 of which 13,000 students are from all over the world. All the students of the University of Melbourne would be under the guidance of the teachers who would provide a basic understanding about the inside programmes but also provide with them with a wide array of experience and knowledge. The campus also acts as base for various cultural programmes such as film, public lectures, comedy and film. The university is also affiliated with over 200 clubs and societies which includes Chess clubs, Women in Science and Engineering as well as Chocolate Lover’s society.

An Accelerator Programme has been provided by the university to boost up the skills of the students. It includes various activities to improve their skills such as feeder programmes, workshops, public events, and connection to the entrepreneurs on-stage.

The 11 academic colleges help the students in creating a great academic and social network. Each college has it’s own set of academic and cultural programmes that adds energy and excitement to the academic life.

Degrees from the University of Melbourne stand out internationally as they are attained from a top institutions overseas. Being able to study a vast variety of subjects before choosing their major also helps the students gain knowledge on a broad spectrum.

The various fields in which undergraduate and graduate degrees are provided are as follows :-

  • 1. Architecture, building, planning, and design
  • 2. Arts, humanities and social science
  • 3. Business and economics
  • 4. Education
  • 5. Engineering
  • 6. Environment 
  • 7. Health
  • 8. Information technology and computer science
  • 9. Law
  • 10. Music, visual and performing arts
  • 11. Science
  • 12. Veterinary, agricultural and food science

The University of Melbourne has been ranked as #1 in Australia, #32 Worldwide and #7 in terms of graduate employment worldwide by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020/QS Graduate Employability 2020.

One of the most extensive student support networks in Australia is provided by the University of Melbourne. Some of these services are: –

  • Health and wellbeing
  • Scholarships and financial support
  • International student support
  • Housing
  • Apply for University Accommodation
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Student Equity and disability support
  • Childcare
  • Murrap Barak
  • Advice and help
  • Diversity and Inclusion

A vibrant student life with a promising academic life makes the University of Melbourne one of the top universities of the world.

About the Author

Rachit AgrawalRachit believes in the power of education and has studied from the top institutes of IIIT Allahabad, IIM Calcutta, and Francois Rabelias in France. He has worked as Software Developer with Microsoft and Adobe. Post his MBA, he worked with the world's # 1 consulting firm, The Boston Consulting Group across multiple geographies US, South-East Asia and Europe.

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