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La Trobe University

La Trobe University

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University Facts
Average ranking globally
# 242
Average ranking in the country
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About University
La Trobe University
La Trobe University


  • Significant Milestones:

    • Founded in 1964 as the first university in regional Victoria
    • Established the first School of Nursing in Australia in 1967
    • Became a dual-sector university in 1990, offering both higher education and vocational education and training (VET)
  • Notable Achievements:

    • Ranked in the top 1% of universities worldwide by the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU)
    • Recognized for excellence in teaching and research by the Australian Government's Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) initiative
    • Awarded the Australian University of the Year in 2019 by The Good Universities Guide

Student Life:

  • Extracurricular Activities:

    • Over 150 clubs and societies, including academic, cultural, social, and sporting groups
    • Regular events and activities, such as concerts, festivals, and sporting competitions
  • Clubs and Sports Teams:

    • Wide range of sports clubs, including basketball, cricket, football, netball, and soccer
    • Active participation in inter-university competitions
  • Student Support Services:

    • Academic support, including tutoring, writing assistance, and math labs
    • Counseling and mental health services
    • Disability support services
  • Campus Facilities:

    • Modern and well-equipped campuses in Melbourne, Bendigo, Albury-Wodonga, and Shepparton
    • State-of-the-art libraries, research centers, and teaching spaces
    • On-campus accommodation, dining options, and retail stores


  • Academic Resources:

    • Extensive library system with over 1.5 million physical and electronic resources
    • Access to online databases, journals, and research tools
  • Faculty:

    • Highly qualified and experienced faculty with expertise in various fields
    • Active researchers engaged in cutting-edge research
  • Teaching Methodologies:

    • Focus on student-centered learning and active engagement
    • Use of innovative teaching technologies and blended learning approaches
  • Academic Support Services:

    • Academic skills workshops and tutorials
    • Peer mentoring programs
    • Writing and language support
  • Unique Academic Programs or Initiatives:

    • La Trobe Rural Health School, providing medical education in regional areas
    • La Trobe Institute for Molecular Science, a world-renowned research center
    • La Trobe University College, offering pathway programs for international students

Top Reasons to Study Here:

  • Reputation and Rankings:

    • Ranked among the top 1% of universities worldwide by ARWU
    • Consistently ranked in the top 10 Australian universities by The Good Universities Guide
  • Specialized Facilities:

    • La Trobe Institute for Molecular Science
    • La Trobe Rural Health School
    • La Trobe Art Institute
  • Industry Connections:

    • Strong partnerships with industry leaders in various sectors
    • Internship and placement opportunities for students
  • Notable Alumni:

    • Dr. Norman Swan, renowned medical journalist and broadcaster
    • Dr. Jane Goodall, primatologist and conservationist
    • Dr. Peter Doherty, Nobel Prize-winning immunologist


  • Counseling:

    • Free and confidential counseling services for students
    • Support for mental health, academic stress, and personal issues
  • Health:

    • On-campus health clinics providing medical and nursing services
    • Access to health insurance and support programs
  • Housing:

    • On-campus accommodation options for students
    • Assistance with finding off-campus housing
  • Library Resources:

    • Extensive library system with over 1.5 million resources
    • Access to online databases, journals, and research tools
  • Technology Support:

    • Free Wi-Fi and computer labs on all campuses
    • Technical support and training for students
  • Career Development:

    • Career counseling and job search assistance
    • Internship and placement opportunities
    • Alumni networking events
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