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Study in Melbourne – the world’s most liveable city third year in a row

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MELBOURNE has taken out the hat-trick when it comes to the best city in the world to live in.

The Victorian capital came out top among 140 cities for providing the best living conditions for the third year in a row.

Consider studying in Melbourne, Australia.  KOM Consultants’s partner universities in the Melbourne area include La Trobe University, Deakin University and RMIT.  Each university has it’s own strengths and we encourage students to take a look. 

La Trobe University:  Over 27,500 students are enrolled at La Trobe University’s six campuses. The main campus, the Melbourne (Bundoora) campus, is situated in magnificent parklands, only 14 kilometers (8.7 miles) from the city centre in Melbourne, Victoria.  Canadian students favour La Trobe University for two year Master’s programs including graduate-entry pathways into Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Pathology, Law and Teacher Education. 

Deakin’s campuses in Melbourne, Geelong and Warrnambool have a strong community feeling and provide a supportive study environment. With small class sizes, students have easy access to lecturers and facilities.  Deakin’s School of Medicine was established in response to acute doctor shortages in rural and regional areas of Australia.  Deakin’s Medical School is very popular with Canadian students including other undergraduate and postgraduate programs.

RMIT is a leader in technology, design, global business, communication, global communities, health solutions and urban sustainable futures. RMIT has three campuses in Melbourne, Australia, and two in Vietnam. RMIT is focused on solving critical worldwide problems affecting communities and the environment in the following areas:

  • Designing the future
  • Smart technology solutions
  • Improving health and lifestyle
  • Sustainability and climate change challenges
  • The future of cities.

Adelaide, Sydney and Perth again made it into the top 10 of The Economist Intelligence Unit’s liveability survey, with Auckland the only New Zealand city in that group at number 10.

Melbourne claimed the No 1 position as the world’s most liveable city from Vancouver in 2011, after the two cities shared first position in 2002.

Vancouver now lies in third place with the Austrian capital Vienna second.

Improvements to infrastructure in Australian cities helped push them up the list in 2011, although The Economist notes Vancouver has also embarked on a series of high-profile projects.

 Eight of the top 10 cities are in Australia and Canada.

Top 10 cities in the world when it comes to living conditions

1. Melbourne

2. Vienna

3. Vancouver

4. Toronto

5. Calgary

5. Adelaide

7. Sydney

8. Helsinki

9. Perth

10. Auckland

The Victorian capital came out top among 140 cities for providing the best living conditions for the third year in a row. Source: Herald Sun:

 Contact KOM Consultants to learn more information about studying in Australia at La Trobe University, Deakin University or RMIT