The Provost, The University of Melbourne, Victoria 3010 Australia +(61 3) 8344 4000
  • Academic staff 3,595 (2010)
  • Affiliations Group of Eight? Universitas 21
  • Campus Urban
  • Chancellor Elizabeth Alexander
  • Endowment A$1.173 billion
  • Established 1853
  • Location Parkville, Victoria, Australia
  • Students 49,000 (2011)
  • Type Public
  • Vice Chancellor Glyn Davis
  • Vice principal
The University of Melbourne is a public university located in Melbourne, Victoria. Founded in 1853, it is the second oldest university in Australia[citation needed] and the oldest in Victoria. The main campus is located in Parkville, an inner suburb just north of the Melbourne CBD. The university also has several other campuses located across Victoria. It is a member of Australia's "Group of Eight" lobby group, the Universitas 21 and Association of Pacific Rim Universities networks. In 2010, it reported an investment fund value of AU$1.173.
Six courses were approved as "new generation undergraduate degrees" under the Melbourne Model, these are generalist degrees intended to prepare students for work or further study in either professional or research degrees. The new generation courses are as follows:
Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Science
Bachelor of Commerce
Bachelor of Environments
Bachelor of Music
Bachelor of Biomedicine
Since 1872, the affiliated residential colleges have been an important part of the university. The earliest sought to emulate the finest European colleges, particularly those of Oxford. There are eleven affiliated colleges in total. Seven of the colleges are situated in an arc around the cricket oval at the northern edge of the campus, known as the College Crescent, with the other five within 15 minutes' walk of the University of Melbourne.