The University of Melbourne

A robust competitive advantage


The Carlton Connect Initiative (CCI) is anchored by the University of Melbourne, the No.1 University in Australia (and No.32 in the world*) and powered by staff and students from across the University’s STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) disciplines.

Established in 1853, the University of Melbourne is a public-spirited institution that makes distinctive contributions to society in research, learning and teaching and engagement.

The University of Melbourne enjoys an outstanding reputation with world rankings consistently placing us as Australia’s leading comprehensive research-intensive university, and one of the world’s top 50*.

Melbourne attracts the best and brightest students and researchers and, with a history of over 160 years, the University occupies a special place at the heart of our city’s cultural scene.

The Carlton Connect innovation precinct also sits alongside the life sciences cluster where over 10,000 medical researchers drive the delivery of innovative clinical care and health services.

The innovation precinct:

  • Is located in the world’s most liveable city
  • Is a ten-minute tram ride from the city and close to the proposed new Parkville underground rail station (Metro Rail Link)
  • Provides access to a cluster of leading corporations, organisations and NGOs who are located within the precinct
  • Strong transport links to the Melbourne’s CBD and only 25 minutes from Melbourne International Airport


*Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2018