At La Trobe University, we aim to create infinite possibilities for our students, staff and the community through education and research. La Trobe is one of Australia’s leading universities with an international reputation for academic excellence and innovation. Our goal is to deliver socially responsible, inclusive, relevant and radical teaching, learning and research, and our courses and research programs are highly respected by employers and academic institutions world-wide.
We pride ourselves on a brave, bold approach to the provision of higher education in
Australia and to creating knowledge that makes a real difference to people’s lives. Our graduates enjoy excellent
employment outcomes, and are to be found working in a diverse range of companies, government and community
organizations within Australia and around the world.
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. With a population of 4 million, Melbourne is Australia’s second largest capital and
one of the fastest-growing cities in the country. It is known as one of the world’s most livable cities and is well
known in Australia as the cosmopolitan, multicultural, shopping, and sporting capital.
La Trobe University offers more than 400 undergraduate, postgraduate and research programs,
and encompassing traditional, professional, vocational and clinical fields of study. All programs reflect the
University’s commitment to quality assurance and excellence in teaching and learning. Many programs offer industry
cadetships, placements or projects and are accredited by professional associations both nationally and
- Health Science (including Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Pathology)
- Teaching and Education
- Global Communications
- International Relations
- Marketing Management
- International Business
La Trobe University latest news
has achieved an overall rating of five stars in the latest QS Stars ratings. In addition, the University also achieved five-star ratings in a total of eight categories – the maximum number possible.
La Trobe is one of only six Australian universities to be rated at five stars in eight categories.
QS Stars is a rating system that provides a detailed look at higher education institutions world-wide, focusing on specific topics such as teaching, …
has jumped 72 places to 243 in the subject category of Clinical, Preclinical and Health, which includes dentistry and allied health.
The University is now in the 201-250 band, up from the 301-400 band last year.
La Trobe Pro Vice-Chancellor for Science, Health and Engineering Professor Robert Pike said it was an excellent result.
“Health teaching and research are among our core strengths at La Trobe and continue to attract global recognition,” Professor Pike said. …
is a founding signatory and the first university to sign up to the world’s first Tobacco-Free Finance Pledge.
The Pledge’s aim is to ‘de-normalise’ tobacco by ending all business and financial ties with the industry, and reduce the annual death toll of 7 million who die from preventable, tobacco-related illnesses.
Launched on 26 September at the United Nations General Assembly in New York, finance leaders joined with world leaders from government and health to launch The Pledge, …
has been recognised as a national leader in the emerging field of medicinal agriculture.
The University has welcomed the news that Australia’s first Research Hub for Medicinal Agriculture will be located at its Melbourne campus in Bundoora. The $27+ million initiative will combine extensive research and industry expertise to create new jobs and drive better health outcomes.
Federal Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham today announced almost $5 million of funding towards the La Trobe-led Australian Research Council (ARC) Industry Transformation Research Hub (ITRH) for Medicinal Agriculture. …
has been ranked 59th in the world in the latest Times Higher Education Golden Age rankings
The Golden Age category applies to universities that are more than 50 years old, but less than 80, and recognises universities created during an extraordinary post war era of higher education expansion.
Vice-Chancellor Professor John Dewar said he was pleased at how well La Trobe had performed in its first year of inclusion in the Golden Age rankings. …