higher education institution in Australia.
Victoria University - Description
Victoria University. Our education extends beyond the classroom, so you’ll graduate job-ready. Our graduates are known for their practical experience and learning outside the classroom. With strong industry connections including The Western Bulldogs, The Australian Institute of Sport and Western Health, our courses are practical and based on industry needs – so you’ll be job-ready from the day you graduate. With over 51,000 students enrolled at our campuses spread across Melbourne, Sydney and at international sites, our teaching, training, research and partnerships are locally relevant and globally significant. Victoria University (VU) is one of the largest and most culturally diverse education institutions in Australia. Nine campuses are located in Melbourne and a tenth in Sydney. VU was established as a university in 1990, but predecessor institutions date back to 1916. Our 50,000 students are enrolled in English language, certificate, diploma, bachelor, masters and PhD programs across a wide range of disciplines. In 2015 CEO magazine ranked our MBA in Australia’s top 3 and No 8 in the global top 10. Our industry and community connections provide students with access to workplace learning so they can graduate with real-world experience. We have over 110,000 registered alumni of which more than 24,000 are residing overseas. We pioneered transnational education partnerships, with our first relationship established 20 years ago, and deliver courses to over 6000 students in China, India, Malaysia, Vietnam, Singapore and Myanmar. VU also sends hundreds of Australia-based students annually to overseas partner institutions for short-term study and internships. International collaborations characterise our research output. In addition to attracting excellent research students from around the globe, our collaborations with high-profile organisations, such as the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Brazil Olympic Committee, highlight the University’s research strengths.
Bachelor - Victoria University
Victoria University (VU), in Melbourne, Australia is ranked in the world’s top 4% of universities (QS World University Rankings 2015/2016) and is one of the largest and most culturally diverse universities in Australia. As one of Australia's public universities, VU graduates can be assured that their qualification is being awarded from a university operating in a world-class education system. In 2016 VU will celebrate 100 years since the founding of our predecessor institution, the Footscray Technical School and our 25th anniversary as a university. Our 50,000 students are enrolled in English language, diploma, bachelor, masters and PhD programs across a broad range of disciplines. Representing over 100 nationalities, our students are attracted by innovative course offerings, a range of entry pathways and industry connections. In 2015, our MBA was ranked in Australia’s top 10 by The Australian Financial Review’s BOSS Magazine. Our alumni can be found all over the world in leadership positions in government, business, academic and other sectors. Many of our courses are developed with, and are accredited by globally recognised industry bodies such as Engineers Australia (EA), the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport Australia (CILTA) and the Australian Computer Society (ACS), who are the accrediting body for our internationally recognised Enterprise Research Planning (ERP) Systems degrees. Our industry and community connections provide students with access to workplace learning opportunities, so they can graduate with real world experience. With three campuses located in Melbourne’s central business district (CBD) and two within ten kilometres of the CBD, VU students can take advantage of all that Melbourne, ranked the world's most liveable city by the Economist Intelligence Unit’s (EIU) Global Liveability Ranking 2015, has to offer. We also have a campus located in the Sydney CBD. International engagement International engagement is important to VU, incorporated into our teaching and learning, research and knowledge exchange. We currently have: - 7 international education partner institutions, across five countries - 130 international exchange partner institutions - 15,300 international students enrolled - 550 VU students complete part of their studies abroad every year - More than 19,000 of our 145,000 registered alumni reside overseas. Research Joining VU as a research student provides an opportunity to work on world-leading research projects. We take a multidisciplinary approach to research and strive to develop innovative technologies that benefit industry and the broader community. Whether our researchers are working alongside pre-school teachers, Olympic athletes, Timor-Leste farmers or in collaboration with the Chinese Government on sustainability, we consider our partnerships long-term, mutually beneficial collaborations. We support research students to set new standards and make a substantial contribution to their field. Fifteen of our research disciplines ranked at or above world standard in the 2012 Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) assessments. Research focus areas include: • Applied informatics • Creative arts and writing • Diversity, communities and wellbeing • Education and lifelong learning • Food sciences and nutrition • Health and biomedicine • Sport, exercise science and active living • Strategic economics and finance • Supply chain and logistics • Sustainability and innovation.