The University of Melbourne
The University of Melbourne is a public university located in Melbourne, Victoria. Founded in 1853, it is and the oldest in Victoria. The main campus is located in Parkville, an inner suburb just north of the Melbourne CBD. The university also has several other campuses located across Victoria, including Burnley.
The university has been placed top in Australia by the Times Higher Education Rankings for the last few years. The University of Melbourne is known throughout the world as a leading international university and have always been at the forefront of tertiary education in Australia.
The University of Melbourne’s Burnley campus is located 5 kilometres from the Melbourne CBD in Richmond. It is renowned for teaching and research in environmental and ornamental horticulture. Set on nine hectares of heritage-listed gardens, the grounds began operating as a learning centre in 1891. Research activity at the campus is rapidly expanding and is well known around the world. It leads the way in researching the application of vegetation techniques for climate change adaptation and is the base for collaborating scientists who are developing an Australian focused green infrastructure program. A new Green Infrastructure Research Centre (GIAC) is currently being established with working installations of green roofs, green walls and water-sensitive urban design, being installed on the Main Building and across the campus and gardens. The Facility will become Australia’s first ‘one stop shop’ for architects, engineers, developers, planners and property owners to access thoroughly researched information and impartial, objective advice on practical, deliverable green infrastructure technologies for Australian conditions.