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Victoria University, Australia

Victoria University, Australia

Victoria University, located in Melbourne, Australia, is a multi-sector tertiary institution that offers a variety of courses for college students. Such courses include Arts, Science, Business, Engineering, Education, Health, Biomedicine, Law and Justice.

Victoria University, when it was founded in 1916, was named Footscray Technical School. The Victorian Parliament established it as Victoria University of Technology in 1990. It was in 2005 when the institution started to operate as Victoria University.

Victoria University has various research centers and learning institutions. Its excellence in research across several areas, including Multidisciplinary Research, Economic Studies, Environmental Safety, and Education, has gained the university several recognitions. In 2012, Victoria University was among the top 5 (well above world standard) in Human Movement and Sport Science, Electronic engineering, and Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Science. The university was ranked top 4 (above world standard) in Applied Mathematics and Medical Physiology. University of Victoria got the ranking of 3 (world standard) in Artificial Intelligence and Image Processing, Distributed Computing, Cultural Studies, Social Work, Psychology, Performing Arts and Creative Writing, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Food Science, and Nursing.

Currently, Victoria University has approximately 51,000 students in all its nine campuses that are spread in Melbourne’s city center and western suburbs. Its students are enrolled in higher education degree programs and TAFE training courses. Approximately 15,000 of the student population are international students. Victoria University also provides housing assistance to its students. The university operates with international partners, including two large affiliates: China’s Liaoning University and Malaysia’s Sunway University College. 

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