About Engagement at the University of Melbourne

The University of Melbourne’s enduring commitment to public contribution has seen its engagement with society evolve over the generations.

Since its founding in 1853, the University has held engagement as central to its values and purpose, ensuring that its ethos as a public spirited institution finds expression through all of its endeavours.

This understanding of engagement is reflected in the University’s three engagement commitments:

Public value:

  • A commitment to public value underpins our academic mission, shapes our operating practices, and guides our contributions to intellectual, cultural, social and economic life.

Engaged students: 

  • A University of Melbourne education prepares graduates for lives of professional contribution and leadership.

Engaged research: 

  • As a comprehensive, research-intensive and globally engaged university, the University of Melbourne shares advances that shape the world.

Read more about our engagement strategy.