La Trobe University
La Trobe University has been acknowledged as a leading higher education institution by a range of international organisations in recent years.
The main campus of La Trobe University in Melbourne (Bundoora) is situated in spacious parkland and includes a Wildlife Reserve. This metropolitan campus also houses the main research and teaching facilities of the University, including the Research and Development Park, a world renowned library, multi-media facilities and a hospital including student medical services.
The Melbourne (City) campus offers postgraduate courses in business, law and health sciences. In a move to establish a major presence in Melbourne’s CBD, a new City campus will open in 2008. The new campus will be a hub for teaching and research, offering an expanded range of pathway, undergraduate and postgraduate courses, with an emphasis on professional, executive and international studies.
The University also has campuses in regional Victoria, in Bendigo, Albury-Wodonga, Shepparton, Mildura and Beechworth. This network of campuses provides learning opportunities for students in regional areas, adds diversity to the University, and through programs of regional engagement contributes in significant ways to the development of regional Victoria.
The University maintains a comprehensive academic profile and the defining features may be summarised as follows:
The key objectives of the University are to be an internationally acknowledged centre for teaching, training, scholarship and research and to prepare students for the various needs and challenges of work and society.
The University has a particularly strong commitment to internationalisation and it seeks not only to attract students and staff from all around the world but also to provide opportunities for local students and staff to gain international experience through a scheme of exchange programs. In particular it leads the International Network of Universities which is a consortium of universities specifically designed to promote student mobility. Currently the University has links with some 250 institutions in more than 40 countries.
The University is committed to student-centred learning and in this regard it is pleasing to report that graduates have consistently accorded a very high rating to the quality of the teaching in the annual surveys conducted by the Graduate Careers Council of Australia. A comprehensive range of student support services and facilities are available.