Progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo and improving the world around us are in our DNA.
Our founding principle as Australia’s first university was that we would be a modern and progressive institution. It’s an ideal we still hold dear today.
Our famous alumni include names such as Gough Whitlam and pioneer heart transplant surgeon Victor Chang, but also people who improve lives and contribute to change out of the spotlight.
Driven by pioneers, philanthropists and free thinkers, our history is punctuated by firsts and triumphs, from admitting women to Olympic Games medals.
We are proud to produce leaders who drive positive change for the benefit of Australia and the global community. Our honours graduates and prize recipients are a testament to our culture of excellence in scholarship.
Beyond 1914 … learn how students and staff contributed, triumphed and made the ultimate sacrifice in the Great War.