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Melbourne is regarded as one of the most cosmopolitan and liveable cities in the world. Regarded as the cultural and culinary capital of Australia, it has a thriving arts and music scene with endless opportunities to explore world-class food, music, theatre, sport, and (of course) coffee. With a population of over 5 million people, it recently surpassed Sydney as Australia's largest city. It has an extensive public transport network of trains, trams, and busses, with Uber and other ride share options. It is a safe city with low crime rates, world class facilities, and breathtaking surrounds.

The University of Melbourne is Australia's most prestigious, top ranked university, ranking #27 globally. It is the second oldest university in Australia, founded in 1853, with a current student enrolment of 55,000. It is home to Australia's only full program in cultural astronomy, which offers undergraduate courses at all levels, graduate research degrees, and drives major research and public engagement initiatives.

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