Victoria University achieved university status in 1990, but their preceding institutions date back to 1916. Victoria University is one of Australia’s few dual-sector universities. Today, they have more than 46,000 enrolled students in higher education, vocational education and training students in their campuses.
VU is ranked in the top 3% of universities worldwide in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings.
The ranking is a list of the best universities globally and is the only international performance ranking to evaluate universities across their core missions of teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook.
In other THE rankings :
- VU is ranked in the world's top 100 universities under 50 years old, in the Times Higher Education Young University Rankings.
- VU ranked 54th in 2018 and 55th in 2017 for the Times Higher Education Asia Pacific University Rankings, moving up to 51st in 2019.
Our engineering and computer science subjects also ranked among the state's best in the 2019 World University Subject Rankings.
In 2021, our rankings improved dramatically in three of our focus areas: Business Eco, Life Sciences, and Psychology.
As well as about 5000 international students stuying 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.