Indigenous initiatives at the University of Melbourne

These stories provide a snapshot of the programs and initiatives that demonstrate the contributions made by University of Melbourne staff and students to Indigenous Australia.

Warmun Arts Centre

Stories about Partnerships for Indigenous development

The development of genuine and effective partnerships between the University and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities underpins every aspect of the RAP and is a major determinant of our capacity to contribute to Indigenous development

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Possum skin cloak

Stories about Cultural recognition

Recognition and understanding of Indigenous culture, knowledge and values across all University of Melbourne campuses plays an important role in building respect between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians and creating a safe and welcoming environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff and students.

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Stories about Indigenous student recruitment and retention

The University is committed to increasing the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders studying at University and ensuring their success.  To this end, in 2013, we set a target of achieving population parity in Indigenous student numbers by 2050.  This goal requires a consistent growth of five percent per year in Indigenous student numbers.View stories

Students learning on country

Stories about Indigenous Teaching and learning

Producing graduates who are attuned to diversity and have respect for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander knowledge, culture and values underpins all RAP actions and is a critical driver of University effort in building the range and quality of Indigenous teaching and learning available to students at the University of Melbourne.

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Clean faces image

Stories about Indigenous Research

Research has the potential to produce knowledge and innovation needed to close the gap between Indigenous and non Indigenous life opportunities. Our goal is to increase the range and impact of Indigenous research and to increase the number of Indigenous researchers working at the University of Melbourne.View stories

Indigenous Cadets - January 2013

Stories about Indigenous employment

The University has a target of population parity in Indigenous staff numbers by 2020. All Faculties and Administrative Divisions have developed localised Indigenous Employment Plans outlining the actions they will undertake to ensure the achievement of the population parity target.View stories