Established in 1853, the University of Melbourne is a
public-spirited institution that makes distinctive contributions to
society in research, teaching and knowledge transfer.
Melbourne's teaching excellence has been rewarded two years in a
row by grants from the Commonwealth Government's Learning and
Teaching Performance Fund for Australian universities that
demonstrate excellence in undergraduate teaching and
Melbourne was also one of only three Australian universities to win
ten citations -- the maximum number of awards possible -- under the
Carrick Citations for Outstanding
Contributions to Student Learning. The citations recognise
commitment by university staff who have shown outstanding
leadership and innovation in teaching, and dedication and
enthusiasm for student learning.