Our story

From our beginnings as the first Australian university to introduce a flexible admissions system, making education more accessible, to the global centre for learning, teaching, research and industry we are today, we have always kept sight of our purpose. Grounded by our principles and guided by our strategic plan, we remain a place of inclusive education.

With more than 25,000 students and 2,400 staff from 90 different countries, we are proud to be recognised for the impact that our graduates, research and innovations have made – both in Western Australia and around the world.

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The only education out of which good can come is the education which teaches you to think for yourself, instead of swallowing whatever the fashion of the moment may prescribe.
Sir Walter Murdoch, 1926
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Whether you’re already part of our alumni family, or are yet to join us, learn more about the important place our alumni hold here at Murdoch.

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If you’re passionate about your purpose, and are interested in ours, search our current academic and professional roles to take the next step in your career.

Work at Murdoch

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From considering your first degree to achieving a PhD, our wide range of courses and flexible study options are designed to help you reach your career goals.

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Our partners

Collaborate with our researchers, students and alumni to solve current challenges, unlock future opportunities and upskill your workforce.

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A brighter future

Discover how Murdoch University is building a brighter future that champions sustainability; equity, diversity and inclusion and First Nations.

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