La Trobe University

La Trobe University
La Trobe University knows that real impact takes real action, so our study experience gives students skills and knowledge that translate seamlessly into the real world. With courses closely aligned with industry, students make a real impact through hands-on learning across a range of study areas, right here and now.

For more than 50 years, La Trobe University has been transforming people and societies.

Striving for excellence in everything we do, we’ve risen to the top one per cent of universities worldwide1 as we address the major issues of our time – with all our broad areas of research rated 'at', 'above' or 'well above world standard'. And in the latest QS World University Rankings we moved up by 46 places – the strongest improver in Australia.  

Whether it’s helping solve issues with global food insecurity, protecting the world’s biodiversity, understanding and preventing disease, or leading social change and equity, La Trobe University is at the forefront of impactful research, especially in science, health and technology. That’s why we’re rated fourth internationally for our research on key diseases and conditions, support for healthcare professions and the health of our students and staff. 

At La Trobe, we embrace the power of equality, diversity and inclusivity. We exist for the good we can do and the impact we make for our students and communities, both locally and around the world. The student experience is placed at the centre of everything we do. That means providing a leading academic experience, ensuring your safety and wellbeing, and connecting you to our communities and your future industries.  

Our focus on social impact and inclusivity is why we are in the top 20 universities globally for our overall contribution to advancing the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. This includes being in the top 10 universities worldwide for gender equality. 

We are problem-solvers by nature and inherently optimistic – continuously improving the way we work and adapting quickly to disruption. That’s why at La Trobe, we’ll help you develop every part of your skillset, including the human skills you’ll need in any workplace – like leadership, collaboration, critical thinking, creativity and adaptability.  

We're committed to ensuring our students, researchers and partners remain at the forefront of innovation and technology. Across our campuses, we continue to invest in state-of-the-art facilities. Our AU$50 million upgrade of the Bendigo Campus was recently completed. In Melbourne's north, we’re creating a AU$5 billion University City of the Future. And we’re also investing AU$10.5 million to redevelop our Shepparton Campus.  

At La Trobe University you’ll be surrounded by academics, researchers and industry professionals who make a real impact every day, so you can, too. 

1. Times Higher Education (THE), 2021, World University Rankings 2022; Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), 2021, Ranking Web of Universities.  

2. Australian Research Council, 2019, Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) Outcomes 2018.  

3. QS World University Rankings, 2023 

4. Times Higher Education (THE), 2022, Impact Rankings 2022: good health and well-being.  

5. Times Higher Education (THE), 2022, Impact Rankings 2022.  

6. Times Higher Education (THE), 2022, Impact Rankings 2022: gender equality.  

7. QS Stars Rating 2021.  

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