We stand with the world's best

Ranked among the top 1.1 per cent* of universities in the world, La Trobe is an established institution with a strong social conscience. We pride ourselves on producing researchers and professionals who have meaningful impact globally and locally.

We’re one of the top three universities in Victoria for research excellence. The government’s Excellence in Research Australia review awarded us the highest possible rating in 22 of our research fields. We were rated as ‘above world standard’ in a further 15 fields.

A place where ideas become breakthroughs

Immerse yourself in an environment where theories become discoveries, and discoveries become positive change. Over the past half a century, we’ve risen to prominence as an institution whose ground-breaking research has made a difference in the world around us.

Every day our researchers apply their knowledge to real-world problems of our time — from Alzheimer’s Disease and breast cancer, to creating self-healing metal and using satellite technology to provide early warning of catastrophic bushfires.

Study among brilliant minds

Join some of the nation’s best thinkers as they collide with the biggest issues of our time. We host regular lectures and debates featuring many of Australia’s influential intellects — from Paul Keating on Trumpism to Robert Manne on the future of Australian manufacturing.

Skills & knowledge that bring influence & impact

Some of our country’s most progressive intellects and influential leaders were educated at La Trobe. We have a proud history of producing graduates who are equipped with the knowledge and skills to meet the current and future challenges of their chosen professions.

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*Time Higher Education (THE), 2020, World University Rankings 2020; Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), 2019, Ranking Web of Universities