Murdoch University was established in 1975 and is Western Australia's second oldest University. The total student population at Murdoch is over 22,000, with 3,000 international students coming from more than 100 different countries.
The University is committed to the pursuit of excellence and has an international reputation for quality teaching and research. Murdoch is placed in the top 2% of global universities and ranked in the Top 400 in the Times Higher Education World Rankings 2012 – 2013.
The University is situated only 20 minutes (9 miles) drive south of the center of Perth, the capital city of Western Australia and 10 minutes (5 miles) from the port city of Fremantle. Its campus, which is beautifully landscaped with Australian native trees and shrubs, is a hub of activity, life and fun and provides an ideal environment to meet other students from Australia and all over the world.
Murdoch University was named after Named after author and philosopher Sir Walter Murdoch. Born in 1874, Sir Walter Murdoch was a prominent academic and was a former Chancellor of The University of Western Australia.
Murdoch is home to a range of world-class facilities including:
- AUD$35 million Institute for Immunology and Infectious Diseases at Murdoch (IIID). Partially funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to continue research into preventing and reducing the impact of diseases worldwide and to advance medical and scientific knowledge.
- AUD$3.7 million Law Court
- AUD$7.5 million Business School
- AUD$1.7 million Media Arts Centre
- Forensics Laboratory
- Psychology and Chiropractic Clinic
- Veterinary Clinic and farm