The University of Melbourne aims to be one of the finest universities in the world. Growing Esteem is the University’s strategy for achieving high regard and for making a distinctive contribution to society.

The Triple Helix metaphor describes the character of the University and the importance of its core activities — Research, Learning and teaching, and Engagement programs. These three strands of the helix are supported and enabled by our leadership and by our people, infrastructure, polices, planning, administration and resources.

The Triple Helix metaphor represents the tightly bound nature of our academic programs with each strand shaping and reinforcing the other.