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La Trobe University

La Trobe University is a major Australian institution and has a worldwide reputation for academic excellence and innovation. La Trobe’s courses are highly respected by employers and academic institutions internationa72lly

La Trobe University has more than 30,000 students, including 6500 international students from over 100 countries, and 2,700 staff. The University offers an exceptional student-to-staff ratio; ensuring students receive the academic support they need to succeed. It also provides a safe and supportive environment for all international students

Area of Study

La Trobe University has five faculties which offer more than 450 undergraduate, postgraduate and research programs. Some of the popular courses offered by these faculties are in the area of:

  • Faculty of Education – primary Education, Special Education and secondary education.
  • Faculty of Health Sciences - public health, health administration, nursing.
  • Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences - global communications, international development, journalism, international relations.
  • Faculty of Business, economics and Law - business, business information management and system, accounting, financial analysis, accounting, marketing management, international business
  • Faculty of Science, Technology and Engineering - computer engineering, civil engineering, telecommunications, electronic engineering, information technology, information systems, biotechnology, nanotechnology.
International Reputation and Academic Excellence

La Trobe University is strongly committed to internationalisation and our world-wide links provide students and staff with access to a global education network.The University is a founding member of the International Network of Universities (INU), which encourages internationalisation through student and staff mobility, research collaboration and cooperation in university management.

La Trobe University has a significant number of international links in research, teaching and exchange and these collaborative activities are invaluable to our success in learning, teaching and research.

University courses are accredited by various accreditation bodies like Chartered Financial analysis [CFA], Certified professional accountant [CPA], Australian Computer Society [ACS], Associate membership of financial services institute of Australasia, Chartered Financial Planner and Chartered Islamic Finance Professional, Engineers Australia [EA], SAP, Financial Risk Managers [FRM] and many more

Our MBA and our Bachelor of Business (Tourism and Hospitality) have been awarded EPAS accreditation from the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD).This is the first MBA program in Australia to be recognized by the EFMD, which is one of the leading global accreditation bodies in the field of business and management, offering an assurance of quality and excellence.

  • La Trobe MBA rankings, ratings and accreditations:
  • 5-star rated by General Management Association of Australia
  • 5 stars for academics’ qualifications, academics’ international experience and graduate salary by Hobsons Good Universities Guide
  • Top 100 globally by Aspen Institute, Beyond Grey Pinstripes
  • Top 25 in Asia and Australia by QS TOPMBA
  • EFMD EPAS accredited
  • Active participants in the UN-backed Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME)Research

La Trobe University has a vibrant and diverse research community with strong academic leadership. We are internationally recognised for the quality of our research and a research strategy which promotes innovation, specialisation and collaboration.

La Trobe University is a member of the Innovative Research Universities Australia (IRUA), an alliance committed to the promotion of collaboration in research and education which collectively attracts more than A$340 million in funding per annum. The University also has cooperation agreements with over 80 universities around the world, many of which involve joint research activities.

Research strengths

  • Finance, tourism, Human Resource planning and many more
  • Biochemistry, Physiology and Molecular Science
  • Physical and Mathematical Sciences
  • Environment and Agricultural Sciences
  • Behavioural Sciences
  • Archaeology
  • Australian Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Literature and Culture
  • Modern Asian Studies
  • Health Systems, Reform and Delivery
  • Mother and Child Health
  • Sex, Health and Society
  • Sustainable Communities and Regional Development

Recent highlights in research

  • Establishment of A$288 million Biosciences Research Centre at Melbourne (Bundoora) campus, a joint initiative with the Department of Primary Industries. The Centre will advance genomic plant and animal science and focus new generation biosciences on threats such as climate change.
  • A foundation member of the Australian Synchrotron, La Trobe is signatory to a A$2.5 million five-year beamline partnership in association with a group of South Australian universities, enabling preferential access to 30 per cent of the facility's capacity.
University highlights

1. Awarded AUD$ 98 million in federal government funding to establish the La Trobe Institute for Molecular Science in Melbourne and the La Trobe Rural Health School in Bendigo.

2. A foundation member of the Australian Synchrotron, La Trobe is signatory to a AUD$2.5 million five-year beamline partnership in association with a group of South Australian universities, enabling preferential access to 30 per cent of the facility’s capacity.

3. Awarded funding for a new AUD$30 million Federal Government medical Cooperative Research Centre, in association with a number of research bodies, institutions and pharmaceutical companies.

4. Establishment of a number of new research centres, including the Centre for Consumer Law Policy and the Musculoskeletal Research Centre.

5. Awarded AUD$2.4 million by the Learning and Teaching Performance Fund to fund teaching and learning initiatives, including curriculum renewal projects and online subject development.

6. Establishment of the Innovation and Knowledge Transfer Division to showcase research, attract industry partners, manage and commercialise intellectual property, and enhance relationships with the R & D Park.

7. Australia’s first campus-based Microsoft Centre announced at La Trobe. The centre will provide cutting edge hardware and software, and enhance access to start-up facilities for research and product development.

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