University of Melbourne Logo – The University of Melbourne is a public university located in Melbourne, Victoria. Founded in 1853, is the second oldest university in Australia, and most of Victoria. Its main campus is located in Parkville, a suburb located north of the central business district of Melbourne. The institution also has several other campuses located throughout the state. He is a member of the “Group of Eight” (Australian universities), Universitas 21 and the Association of Universities of the Pacific Rim. Currently has the highest funding among universities in the country, with $ 1.1 billion Australian dollars in the year 2009.
According to the world university ranking in 2010 of Britain’s Times Higher Education, University of Melbourne is considered the best university in Australia and Oceania, and places it in the place 36 worldwide. On the other hand, nationally, is recognized as the second leading research university after the “Organization of Scientific and Industrial Research of the Commonwealth” (CISRO). In 2008 we invested more than $ 653 million and has consistently been ranked among the first two leading research institutions in Australia, data are used by the Government of Australia to describe public funds for infrastructure and research.
The institution has over 35,000 students in total, who are backed by over 7,200 academic and professional staff. In 2008, he introduced the controversial “Melbourne Model”, a combination of various practices of American and European universities, in order to be consistent with the Bologna process and achieve international significance and stability in the securities offered. Currently the vice chancellor of the University is Professor Glyn Davis AC.