The French motto "Qui cherche trouve" (Whoever seeks shall find) is a modern version of the La Trobe family motto.
Today La Trobe is renowned for its academic excellence and research achievements.
Over 170,000 students have graduated from La Trobe University thus far, and have gone on to achieve great things in all walks of life, giving La Trobe its well-deserved reputation.
Our research is among the world's best. We rank in the top two percent of the world’s 20,000+* universities.
2017 marks La Trobe University’s 50th birthday. And this year, we’re celebrating with our best-ever overall research ranking. We have been ranked in the world’s top 400 universities, by all three major independent ranking agencies.
In 2016, we ranked in the QS top 50 under 50 for the first time. That makes us one of the world’s best young universities. That year we also achieved our best-ever ranking of 336 in the respected Academic Ranking of World Universities. And we came in at 377 in the Times Higher Education World University 2016 rankings.
A 2015 independent research assessment of our world-class research and industry connections was undertaken by the Australian Federal Government, which further strengthened our position, propelling us into the top ten Australian universities and the top three in Victoria.**
We’ve also secured our position among the world's elite institutions, featuring in the top 100 global universities for archaeology, hospitality and leisure management, nursing, sociology, and sports-related subjects.
La Trobe’s location also means we’re well-placed for continuing research success. Melbourne is ranked fifth among the world’s best student cities, and Australia is rated fourth in the world for higher education system strength .****
La Trobe University is a trusted and respected research partner to industry and government and our future is looking brighter than ever.