Deakin University

Established in 1974, Deakin is Australia’s 9th largest university, with over 44,000 students of whom approximately a fifth are international students from over 100 countries. Deakin University has four campuses, one in Melbourne's eastern suburbs, two in the port city of Geelong just south of Melbourne, and one in Warrnambool on the south west coast of Victoria.  
Each campus has a distinctive character, rich culture and a strong presence in the local community.  In addition Deakin has a prestigious multipurpose facility in Melbourne’s CBD, a network of learning centres stretching across regional Victoria and international offices in India, China and Indonesia. 
Deakin has a student focussed culture with a reputation for being accessible, helpful and friendly.  It has a long standing record for using cutting edge information technology in education while providing highly personalised experiences.
Advances in research have been a hall mark of Deakin’s success in recent years with significant growth in quality, impact and income.  In the Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) national assessment Deakin achieved ‘world standards or above’ in 74 percent of its broad fields of research and at or above world standards in 69 percent of specific discipline fields.  With a cross-disciplinary approach to research, Deakin continues to attract a growing pool of international staff and students supported by world-class facilities and infrastructure.

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Monash University

Monash University is a public university. It was founded in 1958 and is the second oldest university in the State of Victoria. Monash enrolls approximately 45,000 undergraduate and 17,000 graduate students, making it the university with the largest student body in Australia. It also has more applicants than any university in the state of Victoria. 
Monash is home to major research facilities, including the Australian Synchrotron, the Monash Science Technology Research and Innovation Precinct (STRIP), the Australian Stem Cell Centre, 100 research centres and 17 co-operative research centres. In 2011, its total revenue was over $1.5 billion, with external research income around $282 million.
The university has eight campuses, six of which are in Victoria(Clayton, Caulfield, Berwick, Peninsula, Parkville, and Gippsland),one in Malaysia, and one in South Africa. Monash also has a research and teaching centre in Prato, Italy, a graduate research school in Mumbai, India[8] and a graduate school in Jiangsu Province, China.
Monash is:
  • Ranked in the top 1 per cent of world universities (Times Higher Education World  University Rankings 2011-2012)
  • Ranked 60th in the world (2011 QS World University Rankings)
  • Rated No.1 in Australia and No. 2 in Asia from which to hire graduates (The New York Times, 20 October 2011)
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Australian Catholic University

Australian Catholic university was opened on 1 January 
1991, a public not-for-profit university funded by the Australian Government. It is open to students and staff of all beliefs and all backgrounds. ACU is Australia's leading Catholic university and is supported by more than 2,000 years of Catholic intellectual tradition. 
ACU has six campuses located in the state capital cities of Melbourne, Sydney, and Brisbane, the national capital, Canberra, and the regional centre of Ballarat. The university has a strategy of research concentration in four areas: Theology and Philosophy; Health; Education; and the Common Good and Social Justice.
Australian Catholic University achieved a number of coveted 'five-star' performance ratings in the 2010 edition of The Good Universities Guide.
The university performed particularly well in the area of indigenous participation, with four out of the six campuses receiving the highest ratings in their individual states for this category. Similarly, the university performed strongly in the areas of access and equity and proportion given credit for TAFE studies.
The most recent report by the Australian Universities Quality Agency (AUQA), commended ACU for its highly supportive student environment, the outcomes it has achieved for Indigenous students and its positive engagement with the community. It is ranked as one of the best Universities for business in the world.
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Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University (CSU) is a national university providing excellence in education for the professions, strategic and applied research and flexible delivery of learning and teaching. Established in 1989 as a multi-campus institution, CSU has regional campuses in Albury-Wodonga, Bathurst, Dubbo, Orange and Wagga Wagga; Study Centres in Sydney and Melbourne; specialised campuses for theology at Canberra and Parramatta and policing at Goulburn, and the Australian Graduate School of Policing at Manly. As a national university for the professions, CSU prides itself on providing practical, hands-on courses that ensure students graduate with the skills required to step into employment opportunities. 
The University offers state-of-the-art facilities on its campuses, from an online newsroom and fully-equipped multimedia and television production area to dental, podiatry and veterinary clinics, and simulated courtroom and police station. CSU degrees are accredited with relevant government and industry bodies, and these organisations work hand in hand with the University in the development of courses to guarantee CSU graduates are industry-ready. 
The University’s regional location enables it to make a distinctive national and international contribution in such fields as agriculture, education, allied health, and land and water management. Graduates are encouraged to continue to live and work in regional areas, helping combat skills shortages in these locations. The Science Faculty’s new $65.1 million School of Dentistry and Health Sciences will play a major role in helping improve the oral and systemic health of people in regional NSW, across the nation and the world through progressive education, research, patient care and community service. 
Charles Sturt University in Ontario operates from modern facilities in Burlington, Canada, enrolling international students offshore in a number of countries including China, Malaysia and Hong Kong. The University’s success in attracting international students strengthens the programs it is able to offer its regional communities, while supporting our commitment to participating in the internationalisation of higher education. 
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RMIT University

RMIT University is a global university of technology and design, focused on creating solutions that transform the future for the benefit of people and their environments. One of Australia’s original educational institutions, RMIT is now the nation’s largest tertiary institution and one of Australia’s top 10 tertiary institutions.
RMIT has cutting-edge facilities and is an internationally renowned education and research university. The University is a world leader in technology, design, global business, communication, global communities, health solutions and urban sustainable futures.
Established in 1887, RMIT is focused on ensuring excellence in applied research. Its four Research Institutes – Design, Health Innovations, Platform Technologies and Global Cities represent established areas of University expertise. They draw from RMIT’s acknowledged research strengths inbuilt environment and design, creative arts, communications, medical and health sciences, engineering, information and computing sciences, physical and chemical sciences.
With industry and research partners – including Siemens, Deloitte, L’Oreal, ALCOA, BMW, Rolls Royce, Airbus, Boeing, Nestle and many more –informing the design and delivery of programs, RMIT is truly international and connected. The University enjoys an international reputation for excellence in work-relevant education and engagement with the needs of industry and the cities where it is located.
RMIT offers an extensive range of postgraduate,undergraduate and vocational programs and has 82,000 students studying at its campuses and with partner institutions around the world. RMIT has three campuses in Melbourne, Australia; two campuses in Vietnam – Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City; and a centre in Barcelona, Spain. The University also has strong links with partner institutions which deliver RMIT award programs in Singapore, Hong Kong, mainland China, Belgium and Malaysia, as well as research and industry partnerships on every continent.
International Centres at RMIT include the European Union Centre, Chinese Medicine Confucius Centre, Australia APEC Study Centre and United Nations Global Compact Cities Program.
The University is proud of the strong industry links it has forged over its 126-year history. Collaboration is integral to the University’s leadership in applied research and education, and to the development of highly skilled, globally focused graduates. As a result, RMIT graduates are valued by employers around the world for their leadership skills and work readiness.
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The University of Melbourne

The University of Melbourne is an internationally recognised research intensive university with a strong tradition of excellence in teaching, research and research training and community engagement. Established in 1853, it is Australia's second oldest university.
Situated on the edge of the City of Melbourne's central business district, the University is uniquely placed, serving as the hub for the vibrant Melbourne-Parkville research precinct, one of the world's leading centres of medical and biotechnological research, and as an essential ingredient of the cosmopolitan inner city Carlton/Fitzroy neighbourhoods.
The city of Melbourne has also been listed as one of the best cities for students in the QS World University Rankings for Best Student Cities, ranking fourth behind Paris, London and Boston. It also ranked first in the world in the Economist Intelligence Unit’s 2012 Global Liveability Survey.
Melbourne offers six undergraduate degrees and more than 340 graduate programs, including research degrees, professional development programs and a suite of professional entry programs in Architecture, Law, Teaching, Nursing, Medicine and Social Work, among others.
These programs are delivered to about 52,000 students each year, including more than 12,000 international students from 129 countries. Melbourne's outstanding performance in international rankings puts it at the forefront of higher education globally. It is ranked 28th worldwide and first in Australia on the Times Higher Education (THE) scale and 39th worldwide and first in Australia in THE’s most recent reputation rankings. The University has also been placed first in Australia in world-leading science journal Nature’s latest rankings, which chart the number of articles published in the journal. The University, at 57th, is also Australia’s leading university according to the Shanghai Jiao Tong’s 2012 Academic Ranking of World Universities.
Melbourne is a member of the Group of Eight research intensive universities, a member of the Asia-Pacific Rim of Universities and of the Universitas 21 network.
The University of Melbourne is one of the finest universities in the world, highly regarded for its distinctive contribution to society through its research, learning and teaching and engagement. Melbourne offers an outstanding education designed to equip students to succeed in a globalised environment. Its six broadly based undergraduate degrees, followed by a professional graduate degree or a research higher degree, are aimed at attracting the brightest students from the widest range of backgrounds.
As a world-class research institution, Melbourne seeks to harness its research to help meet global challenges. With active researchers across the spectrum of research fields, it has established a series of cross-disciplinary research institutes designed to more effectively deal with societal challenges. The University of Melbourne has also refocused its research priorities to better address the major challenges facing the world and to increase its global research competitiveness. It harnesses its research capability to address three Grand Challenges facing the world: understanding our place and purpose, fostering health and wellbeing and supporting sustainability and resilience. The University focuses on building research collaborations across the University and externally with government, industry and other universities.
The University has educated several of Australia’s Nobel Laureates including pioneering immunologist Sir Frank Macfarlane Burnet, and Elizabeth Blackburn, who won the 2009 prize in Physiology or Medicine. Nobel Laureates on staff include Laureate Professor in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology Peter Doherty, whose research focuses on the immune system and who described how the body's immune cells protect against viruses.
Key University research successes include the development of the world-first Bionic Ear (Cochlear Implant) at the University’s department of Otolaryngology. Professor Graeme Clark, Foundation Professor of the Department of Otolaryngology in 1970, led the team that developed the prototype, which was implanted into the first patient in 1978. Today, University researchers are developing the world’s first Bionic Eye.
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Swinburne University of Technology

Swinburne University of Technology traces its history back to 1908 and is one of Australia’s oldest teaching and learning institutions.  Based in Melbourne and catering for more than 60,000 students each year, Swinburne has a well-deserved reputation, nationally and internationally, for world-class research and for excellence in higher education through both on-campus and on-line delivery.
The University’s 2020 vision is to be renowned for excellent education and research, with a particular focus on science, technology and innovation.  The philosophy is simple: a commitment to conducting high-quality, high-impact research which maintains the currency of educational provision and inspires undergraduate and postgraduate students.  
Already in the ARWU ‘top 400 ’universities of the world on the basis of research performance (and ranked in the ‘top 100’ in Physics), Swinburne’s aim is to become one of the world's preminent research-intensive universities by 2020 by focussing research,development and deployment activities in five outcome areas:
Swinburne’s research capability is concentrated in 15 internationally recognised research centres  in: Advanced Internet Architectures; Astrophysics and Supercomputing; Atom Optics and Ultrafast Spectroscopy; Computing andEngineering Software Systems; Micro-Photonics; Human Psychopharmacology; Brain and Psychological Sciences; Molecular Simulation; Sustainable Infrastructure;Environment and Biotechnology; Ocean Engineering, Science and Technology;Industrial Research; Social Research; Enterprise Performance; and Business, Work and Aging. 
Over recent years Swinburne has had increasing success in national competitive research grant schemes and in building industry-linked research income.  
These factors have contributed to Swinburne being one of only three Melbourne universities (alon gwith the University of Melbourne and Monash University) to achieve a 4 star rating for research intensity in the 2011 and 2012 Good Universities Guides.  As well, the University is ‘home’ to three highly cited (HiCi) astronomy researchers, meaning that they are in the top 0.5 per cent of frequently cited researchers in their field, worldwide, and this represents a significant cluster of world-leading experts in one field at the one institution. 
Today, the University operates in a global environment, and ‘thinks’ globally. International dimensions are integrated into all activities, including staff and student recruitment, curriculum design,program delivery and research collaboration. The University is developing strategic relationships with a selected number of institutions in our region.  Swinburne is also playing an important and multifaceted role in terms of global, national and regional sustainability priorities. 
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Victoria University

Victoria University (VU) is a multi-sector tertiary institution (higher education and TAFE) based in Melbourne, Australia. VU has various colleges; for example: Arts, Business, Education, Engineering and Science, Health and Biomedicine, Law and Justice, and Sport and Exercise Science. VU operates out of nine campuses in the Melbourne CBD and western regions.
VU was founded in 1916 as Footscray Technical School, making it the third oldest university in Victoria today. A further name change occurred in 1990 when the school was established as the Victoria University of Technology. In 2005 it began to trade as Victoria University.
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