University description (as per official university website)
Murdoch University is the place where free-thinkers come to succeed.
At Murdoch University in Perth Australia we are proud to have more than 18,000 students and 1,400 staff who have a desire to discover, use their imaginations, think independently and ultimately make a difference. We actively support and encourage our community to share ideas, pool knowledge and find new ways of thinking.
The way we embrace free-thinking at Murdoch is being recognised by an increasing number of people and industries around the world. We have a national reputation for excellence in teaching, research and student satisfaction and have achieved a five-star rating for graduate satisfaction in the Good Universities Guide 13 times.
What do you think of when you think of Murdoch?
At Murdoch, we’re perhaps best-known for our Veterinary Science school, our Chiropractic clinic, having the largest campus grounds in Australia and our commitment to building a sustainable future. These features are all an important part of who we are – but they’re just parts of the bigger picture.
Murdoch is a place where freethinkers come to succeed. As one of our Faculty Deans phrased it:
“People come to us because they have certain qualities which make up the raw potential for being an effective and engaged citizen, showing understanding and concern, and following philosophies that allow them to get the most out of life.”
It takes many types of thinking to make a difference in the world.
Our Murdoch community of staff and students share stories, pool their knowledge and find new ways of thinking.
Our community includes:
Visionary thinkers, who find opportunities in everything and can explore different ways of making the seemingly impossible happen.
Our scientists, for example, are making amazing discoveries, including new ways to treat HIV.
Creative thinkers, who use the imaginative powers of the mind to explore approaches that others might not consider,
such as investigating a connection between native plants and climate change.
Practical thinkers, who value practical solutions and look at what can be done with what already exists.
Our Psychology team, for example, have found a way to use online technology to offer face-to-face counselling in remote communities.
Compassionate thinkers who enjoy enriching people's lives and will tend to focus on the community impact of an issue when finding solutions, such as through our work with genocide survivor groups and other agencies in Rwanda.
At Murdoch, we have more than 18,000 students and 1400 staff, including 2000 overseas students from about 90 countries. That’s more than 18,400 unique stories, backgrounds and ways of thinking that help us to make a difference in the world.
In Western Australia, our South Street campus has a range of facilities including a comprehensive vet hospital (with WA’s only equine operating theatres), engineering pilot plant, a chiropractic clinic, Media Arts centre and more. We also have campuses in Singapore, opposite the National Library in the education hub, and in Dubai where our students use state-of-the-art TV and radio studios, newrooms and editing suites.
We’re recognised as one of Australia’s leading research institutions, as more industries place their belief and resources into our projects to provide our research candidates and scientists with the opportunity to make amazing discoveries.