University of Melbourne

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Located in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, Melbourne University is the second oldest university in Australia (the University of Sydney is the oldest). The university was established in 1853 and classes commenced in 1855.

Women were first admitted as students in 1881.

The oldest and main campus is in Parkville, an inner suburb of Melbourne. Other campuses in Melbourne and rural Victoria have been acquired through amalgamation with smaller colleges of advanced education.

Courses are offered from diploma to doctoral level in the faculties of architecture and building, arts, economics and commerce, education, engineering, law, medicine, music and science. The Victorian Government legislation establishing the university insisted that it remain secular, however Christian theology courses are offered in association with the Melbourne College of Divinity. Research is an important activity in all departments of the university.

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