Officially opening in 1967 as Victoria's third university with a total of 552 enrolments, La Trobe University has since expanded to become one of Australia's leading higher education institutes. The University now has six campuses, hosts close to 34,000 students and employs over 3,200 staff.
To date, more than 154,000 alumni have graduated from the five faculties: Business, Economics and Law; Humanities and Social Sciences; Education; Health Sciences; and Science, Technology and Engineering.
La Trobe has consistently ranked among the top 500 universities in the world (Academic Ranking of World Universities) and in May 2012 the QS World University Rankings placed the University among the top 50 universities in the world under the age of 50.
The Australian Government's 2010 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) rankings recognised La Trobe as Australia's leading university for research in biochemistry and cell biology; and rated their research as 'well above world standard' in 12 of 21 fields of study including biological sciences, condensed matter physics, and human movement and sports science.
In early 2012, La Trobe became the first university in Australia to offer free promotional courses on Apple's iTunes U, joining an impressive group that includes Oxford, Stanford and Yale universities. To date, La Trobe has attracted 100,000 subscribers and had more than 2.3 million downloads of lectures and materials.
La Trobe's commitment to expanding research facilities and ongoing focus on sustainability and social responsibility, underscores their reputation for creating opportunities for all who can benefit from higher education.
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