Our Sustainability Commitment
Further embedding sustainability into all disciplines and activities of the university community.
As well as being the home of first class research and over 45,000 students, our campuses are interconnected parts of the communities in which they are found.
We developed the Our Campus in the 21st Century framework with direct input from our community to better understand the diverse needs of everyone who connects with our campuses, whether at Parkville, Southbank, Burnley, Creswick, Dookie, Shepparton or Werribee.
Guided by this vision, we are transforming our campuses for the 21st century.
Further embedding sustainability into all disciplines and activities of the university community.
The Campus Development Framework (CDF) will launch the vision for the Parkville campus drawing from the broad community who use the campus on a regular basis.
A new campus situated in the heart of Australia’s new precinct for advanced manufacturing, design, engineering and technology excellence.
The University of Melbourne is committed to providing 6,000 quality, affiliated student accommodation places by 2020.
A new home for the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music in Southbank will place students in the heart of the Melbourne Arts Precinct, giving them unprecedented access to a wealth of artistic and creative endeavors.
As part of the $11 billion Melbourne Metro Tunnel Project, a new, state-of-the-art station is being built at the heart of the University of Melbourne's Parkville Campus.
An extensive restoration project which will reaffirm Old Quad’s place as the key cultural, civic, engagement and ceremonial heart of the University.
The Western Edge Biosciences (WEBS) program will create a word-class precinct for biosciences teaching, research, and training.
Inspiring and transforming curious minds through science, the Science Gallery will officially open in 2020.
Engineering Precinct refurbishments will provide a memorable student experience, enhance research, and accommodate growth in our students and staff numbers.
The Student Precinct will be a vibrant centre for student activity where all students have access to social, cultural and community opportunities.
The precinct will provide an environment where great minds from different disciplines collide to turn big ideas into pioneering products or services.
Engaging the Goulburn Valley will strengthen industry, government and community partnerships to build meaningful connections between our city and regional campuses.
The University’s Childcare Strategy Working Group was established to develop a holistic vision and strategy for University children’s services.
The new Food and Retail Strategy will create an engaging campus offering that is healthy, innovative, diverse and sustainable.
The University would like to thank respondents for providing thoughtful and insightful feedback on the RAP 3 2018 – 2022 document in November 2017.
Established in 1856 the System Garden is a beautiful garden within the heart of the University of Melbourne’s Parkville campus.
Initiated in the University’s 160th year to recognise individuals who have made an outstanding and enduring contribution to the identity and standing of the University.
A look into the University's buildings, facilities and precincts in progess, beyond 2018.
Place is important to Indigenous people and yet there are only a handful of Aboriginal architects in Australia.
Melbourne School of Design is home to a new maker space: the New Experimental Technology Lab (NExT Lab).
The Eavesdrop on Experts team visit the University of Melbourne’s Dookie campus to find out how science is helping improve agricultural practice.
The University of Melbourne acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the lands on which of our campuses are situated.
Our campuses are a central part of the University and provide touchstones for research, teaching and learning, and engagement. They share a vision of sustainability, accessibility and inclusion. We have seven campus locations across Melbourne and regional Victoria committed to developing world-changing research, inspiring future leaders and enhancing our communities.
Each campus contributes to our research, teaching and learning, and engagement in distinct and impactful ways. From our iconic Parkville campus, the University can also be found across Melbourne and Victoria with campuses dedicated to advancing arts and music, horticulture, forest sciences, agriculture, rural health and veterinary sciences.
Just north of the Melbourne CBD this historic campus welcomes visitors, students and researchers from around the world. Its variety of unique cultural, architectural, and landscape features have played an important part in the history of the City of Melbourne and Victoria, and its teaching and research is world-renowned. Our Parkville campus is also home to the University of Melbourne Student Union, Graduate Student Association, and an active sports precinct. Students, researchers and the public are connected through a vibrant campus experience.
Home to the Faculty of the Fine Arts and Music (FAM), which includes the Victorian College of the Arts and Melbourne Conservatorium of Music (VCA & MCM), the Southbank campus sits at the centre of Melbourne within one of the highest concentrations of arts organisations in the world. Here it enjoys a critical mass of ideas and creative energy where industry, practitioners, students, researchers and arts lovers can collaborate, meet and share.
Celebrating 125 years of horticulture research and teaching in 2016, the Burnley Campus is internationally recognised for its work in environmental, ornamental and urban horticulture, as well as its expanding profile in green infrastructure research and development. Situated on nine-hectares of heritage listed gardens just 15 minutes east of the Melbourne CBD, Burnley campus is home to a passionate community of students, researchers and garden lovers.
Established in 1910, Creswick campus is Australia's only dedicated forest ecosystem science campus, focusing on conservation, forest industry and molecular biology research. Situated on 15 hectares of land a 1.5 hour drive from Melbourne, Creswick campus is home to a vibrant research and social community of over 60 researchers and graduate students. Students and academics also have the benefit of 610 hectares of adjacent demonstration forest, a dedicated forest science library and historical collection documenting over 100 years of forestry education on campus.
Dookie campus, a 2.5 hour drive north of Melbourne, is a state-of-the-art agricultural facility and has played a key role in the development of agriculture and agricultural teaching and learning in Australia since 1886. A living lab, Dookie campus includes a working farm, robotic diary, orchard and winery. It remains a focal point for the key research, teaching and technology development that is helping to shape the future of agriculture in Australia.
Our Shepparton campus is home to the Department of Rural Health and provides professional health education and research training in a rural context. Based at Shepparton in the Goulburn Valley, the Department of Rural Health also has major nodes at Ballarat and Wangaratta, and associations with nearly 40 smaller towns in rural Victoria. Through this extensive network students and researchers are contributing to the significant work being done to address rural and remote health issues.
Our Werribee campus is a leader in veterinary sciences and provides unique study opportunities and clinical experience for students through the University's U-Vet Werribee Animal Hospital. Just 30 minutes south-west of Melbourne's CBD, U-Vet also provides veterinary services to the community through a range of general, specialist and emergency services.
We are transforming our campuses for the 21st century and we want your input.
As well as being the home of first class research and over 45,000 students, our campuses are interconnected parts of the communities in which they are found. Through engagement, infrastructure, research and teaching and learning, we have an impact on the culture and educational experience of everyone who comes in contact with the university.
We developed the OC21 Framework with direct input from our community to better understand the diverse needs of everyone who connects with our campuses, whether at Parkville, Southbank, Burnley, Creswick, Dookie, Shepparton or Werribee. Through this framework we are committed to delivering the themes of technology and tradition, synergy and innovation, quality experiences, spaces and places, and a culture of inclusion.
Our campuses are built to serve our community.
We want your feedback in order to learn more about how you use our campuses and how research, learning, social and public environments can better meet your needs. We all have a role to play - planners, governments, business partners, local communities, students and staff.
We'll continue to work with you as we move towards a shared vision for our campus in the 21st century.
Here at ourcampus.unimelb you’ll find information about our campuses as well as current projects and initiatives ranging from galleries, research and teaching infrastructure, precinct developments, and community and partner engagements.
You’ll also have the opportunity to have an input into the projects that matter most to you.
All comments, feedback, submissions and ideas are sent directly to each project team for use on the project you are engaging with. This information will be used to inform project planning, decision-making, communication and reporting.
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