La Trobe University Information
La Trobe University is one of nine universities in Victoria, Australia. The La Trobe University ranking is joint 14th top university in Australia, and in the 398 to 413 range in the world. Similarly rated colleges in Oz include University of Newcastle, Murdoch University, Flinders University, Macquarie University, and University of Tasmania.
It is a multi-campus university with its main campus at Bundoora’s Melbourne suburb and two other major campuses in Bendigo and in Albury-Wodonga. It has several other smaller campuses in Melbourne’s CBD, Beechworth, Shepparton and Mildura.
La Trobe University, colloquially known as La Trobe, was founded in 1967. It was named after Charles La Trobe, the first lieutenant-governor of Victoria. He was also Port Phillip District’s first Superintendent. La Trobe was known for supervising the establishment of a university, a public library and an art gallery. He was also credited for the development of gold fields in the area.
La Trobe University was established trough the Act of Victorian Parliament. It was the third university, after the University of Melbourne and Monash University, to be established in Australia. The university officially opened on March 8, 1967 with some 500 students at the Bundoora campus.
The La Trobe University offers 425 undergraduate and graduate degree programs across its five major faculties: Science, Technology and Engineering, Law and Management, Humanities and Social Sciences, Health Sciences and Education. La Trobe is particularly known for having strong programs in Arts & Humanities, as reflected in its top 25 worldwide ranking in 2005. It was also ranked among the top 100 universities in the field of biomedicine in the same year.
In 1993, the university opened the Research and Development Park which now houses several research facilities including the Victorian State Forensic Centre, the Victorian Environment Protection Authority (EPA), the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, the Co-operative Research Centre for Vaccine Technology, as well as CAVAL, a consortium of various universities, which specializes in information and library services.
Aside from the courses offered on it’s campuses in Victoria, La Trobe University also offers various courses at a number of offshore sites. Most of the courses are in the fields of linguistics, health, biomedicine, management, economics and finance.
Notable La Trobe graduates include Victorian Government Minister Jacinta Allan, Federal Senator Jacinta Collins, biologist and author Tim Flannery, Olympic athlete and world champion Tamsyn Lewis, Westpac CEO David Morgan and actor Wendy Hughes, among others.
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The location of the main campus is in Melbourne:
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La Trobe University Rankings and Quick Facts
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|Ranking – Times 400 (UK)
|University world Ranking – Jiaotong 500 (China)
403 to 510
|University world Ranking – Newsweek 100 (USA)
|Australiasia – Asian Rank (Jiaotong)
65 to 100
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