University of Melbourne

The University of Melbourne is an internationally recognised, research-intensive university with a strong tradition of excellence in teaching, research and community engagement spanning more than 160 years.

Its outstanding performance in international rankings puts the University of Melbourne at the forefront of higher education globally. It is ranked number 1 in Australia by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings and 28th worldwide. Melbourne’s position as Australia’s top University has also been reaffirmed in the 2013 Shanghai Jiao Tong rankings, in which it has moved up three places from last year, to equal 54th in the world and third in the Asia-Pacific.

The University is uniquely located on the fringe of the city of Melbourne’s central business district. It serves as a hub for the Parkville research precinct – one of the world’s leading centres of medical and biotechnological research – and is a vital part of surrounding neighbourhoods such as cosmopolitan Carlton.

About 50,000 of the best and brightest students from around the globe come to study at the University of Melbourne.


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Seorang warga Papua menyeberangi gelondongan kayu yang berfungsi sebagai jembatan sambil menggendong anak. Masyarakat adat di Indonesia dan Australia memiliki nilai yang sama tentang pentingnya komunitas dan lingkaran pengasuh yang luas selama 1000 hari pertama di kehidupan seorang anak.

Butuh warga satu kampung untuk membesarkan seorang anak

Peserta forum meja bundar di Australia dan Indonesia setuju bahwa keluarga besar dan komunitas memegang peranan penting dalam pengasuhan di 1000 hari pertama kehidupan si anak.
A villager in Papua carries a baby across a river. Indigenous people in Indonesia and Australia value the importance of community and a wide circle of carers in the first 1,000 days of a child’s life.

‘It takes a village to raise a child’

Participants of roundtable forums in Australia and Indonesia last year agree that parents' extended family and community hold an important role in caring for children within their first 1000 days.

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