2017 marks 50 years since the first 511 La Trobe University students were enrolled in 1967.
Today we educate more than 36,000 students – including over 8,000 international students from some 90 countries – across our vibrant and connected campus network.
In those 50 years more than 180,000 students have graduated with a La Trobe Degree; all of them going on to make a difference in their communities and workplaces across the world. Along the way they’ve created a strong and engaged alumni network that spans the continents, skill sets and generations.
For over 50 years we have continued to seek knowledge, challenge convention and change the way people think. We have been transforming higher education with courses and research centres that lead the way in their field. We are committed to the pursuit of world-class research that makes a difference to some of the world’s most pressing problems.
We were established to broaden participation in higher education amongst our State’s most disadvantaged communities. This mission has endured for nearly 50 years and continues as a key priority.