Victoria University achieved university status in 1990, but our preceding institutions date back to 1916. We are one of Australia’s few dual-sector universities. Today, we have more than 46,000 enrolled higher education, and vocational education and training students studying on our campuses.
VU is ranked in the world’s top 2% (THE World University Rankings 2016/2017) and firmly positioned in the QS World University Rankings 2016/2017. As one of 39 public universities in Australia, graduates can be assured their qualification from VU is being awarded from a university operating in a world-class education system.
As well as about 5000 international students studying our courses in Australia, we have more than 9400 international students studying VU courses at overseas partner institutions, mainly in Asia. Being a dual-sector university means that our students can easily pathway from vocational education to higher education – such as from a certificate or diploma course through to an undergraduate degree or even a postgraduate qualification by coursework or research.
Water is a key focus on research for Victoria University and it is managed through the Institute for Sustainability and Innovation.