We are the University of the west of Melbourne.

We are committed to protecting Country, working with our communities to find local solutions to challenging social problems. We are thinking globally and acting locally – and sharing what we learn with communities around the world.

We are also global citizens.

We work with communities in many countries to find solutions that 'fit' – that make a difference in that place, at that time.

Thinking globally, acting locally

Sustainable development goals

VU has made a strategic commitment to protecting Country and addressing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at every opportunity.

The 17 SDGs align with VU’s strong tradition of social justice and our moral purpose of transforming the lives of students and communities. We are holding ourselves accountable for protecting Country and contributing to the SDGs through our community engagement.