The University of Melbourne, Melbourne
I have spent much time here as I just recently graduated from Melbourne University, and it really is a beautiful place to visit, even if you aren’t studying there. There is such a mix of architecture and character, as parts of the campus were built at differing times, and thus the styles of buildings change to reflect the times.
The University began teaching in 1854 with 16 students, and has now grown to 42,000 in 2005. (including over 9000 international students)
There are a number of things to see while you are there:
Ian Potter Museum of Art - There you will see Australia and Indigenous art, as well as archaeological and classical artefacts.
Classics and Archaeology Virtual Museum - located at the Ian Potter Museum
George Paton Gallery: Open: A visual arts space. Open 11am–5pm, Monday to Friday
Grainger Museum: Museum opened to show 'sources from which composers draw their inspirations.'
Medical History Museum, Harry Brookes Allen Museum of Anatomy and Pathology, Dental Museum, Electrical Engineering Education Museum, Tiegs Zoology Museum and Physics Museum!
There are also plenty of cafes to eat in - although some are closed during university holidays. (have a look here for semester dates: http://www.unimelb.edu.au/keydates/)
You will find the following schools on campus:
Architecture Building & Planning
Economics & Commerce
Land & Food Resources
Medicine, Dentistry & Health Science
Melbourne Business School
School of Graduate Studies Science
Melbourne University Parkville campus really is worth a visit if you have some extra time in the city and wish to get to know a little more of its history!
One of the first Universities in Australia to be formed was here in Melbourne. The University of Melbourne just celebrated its 150th year of existence in 2003. Founded in 1853, this University has been dedicated to high quality education, and that education is also a very multicultural these days. Thousands of international students are now walking through campus.
There are tons of historic buildings throughout campus, and they are scattered amongst brand new technology buildings.
It is definitely worth a half hour or two to enjoy these buildings!
Come visit the oldest dental school in Australia, yes, it is very old, especially the building. It is so old and delapidated that it's faster to walk up to the 4th floor than to take the lift (good exercise :)). This is the place where I spent almost half of my day from Mon to Fri.
If you would like to experience a day in the life of a dental student, let me know and I'll bring you on an adventure tour around the hospital. However, you'll have to sign a consent form stating that you agree on the tour and will not sue me for any psychological trauma that you might experience in the hospital. Alright, I was just kidding, but not everyone can tolerate the sight of someone's upper jaw being split away from the skull and manipulate around.
Pic was taken one fine morning before our 8am lecture. Those guys had dragged me out of my bed at 6am to go for Aikido class with them. After the first session, they decided that Slumberland is more fun than kicking, punching and making weird sounds .
The University of Melbourne, an international research university, is located in Victoria, Australia. A nice place with parks young people. We had a VT friend over there and we used the Internet for free here. Thanks for eviltooth!!!
University of Melbourne is a fairly old institution. You can tell from the buildings and architecture.