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Celebrating 150 years of education

Since the establishment of the School of Mines Ballarat (SMB) in 1870, Federation University Australia has emerged in multiple forms, and under multiple names, to educate generations of engineers, nurses, and teachers – and in more recent years, games designers, sports and exercise scientists, craft beer brewers, and other professional occupations inconceivable to the University’s founders in the late 19th century.

Today, our footprint stretches around the world, thanks to key partnerships established domestically, and with institutions in China, Malaysia, and India. But the story starts with a meeting of the Ballarat Mining Board, in 1869, and a pressing need for innovation.

150 Faces of Federation

There are many faces that tell the individual stories of our history and collectively demonstrate the positive impact for our communities.

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Virtual tours

Take a virtual walk through our campuses and teaching spaces.

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150th history timeline

Federation University is the culmination of the former University of Ballarat and the Gippsland Campus of Monash University.

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Alumni event

This event, Thursday 22 October, 2020 at 5pm (AEDT), is open to our alumni community globally, to celebrate this remarkable milestone.

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