La Trobe University is a top ranking Australian university located in Victoria, with campuses in Melbourne (Bundoora), Albury-Wodonga, Beechworth, Bendigo, Mildura, Melbourne City and Shepparton. The University was named after Charles Joseph La Trobe.

La Trobe University is the founder of the International Network of Universities (INU), and is a member of the Innovative Research Universities (IRU), Australia.

The University has a number of research centres and institutes, including the Biosciences Research Centre; Innovative Universities European Union Centre; Institute for Human Security; Institute for Social and Environmental Sustainability; Research Centre for Linguistic Typology; to name a few.


- Placed among the world's top 250 institutions according to the Times Higher Education - QS World University Rankings. It is ranked 241st in 2009, 242nd in 2008 and 205th in 2007.

- It is one of only 17 Australian institutions made the list of the top 500 Universities globally in the Shanghai Jiao Tong University's Academic Ranking of World Universities 2009.

- 13th in Australia and 453rd in the world (Webometrics 2009).

- Placed among the top 200 universities for the following subjects: Arts & Humanities (122nd), Life Sciences & Biomedicine (183rd), Social Sciences (191st) in THE-QS Rankings 2009.

- Placed among the Top 100 Institutions in Asia (ARWU 2008).

- Ranked 462nd out of 5000 universities worldwide (Webometrics Ranking 2008).

- Placed among Victoria’s top 3 Universities by the Shanghai Jiao Tong University Index (2007).

- Ranked 11th nationally and 98th among the world’s top universities. It is also placed 9th in Australia and 68th internationally among the World's Top Social Science Universities. In Biomedicine, it is ranked 86th in the world and 9th in the country. In the Arts and Humanities, it is placed 23rd globally and equal 3rd in the country (The Times Higher Education 2005).

- Rated 142nd of the world’s top 200 universities and 13th in Australia (The Times Higher Education 2004).

World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
Canada - Maclean's, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, Webometrics, Newsweek
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