Murdoch University was established in 1973 as a research university. It was named after Sir Walter Murdoch, a prominent Australian academic and essayist, famous for his intelligence, wit and humanity and Murdoch strives to live up to Sir Walter’s vision.
Murdoch University is committed to the pursuit of excellence and has achieved an international reputation for the quality of its teaching and research. Murdoch makes a difference – many of Murdoch’s research projects have resulted in benefits to society, including plant disease control, animal health, clean air, waste treatment and environmental technology. The University takes pride in the fact that it has some of the best qualified academic staff in Australia.