La Trobe University
La Trobe University was established in 1967. Its establishment at a time of significant social and political change nationally and globally has shaped its character as a University known for its excellence, creativity and innovation in relation to the big issues of our time.
The University engages in philanthropic activity in support of its research and its students. The University has research expertise in many areas including Human Disease and Health, Australia in Asia, Food Security and Human Security. The latter includes the internationally renowned Centre for Dialogue which promotes peace and cooperation through dialogue.
La Trobe University fundraises to support scholarships for our students on the basis of merit and/or disadvantage. There is also a supporter base of philanthropic activity to fund academic excellence prizes to recognize achievement in students from a variety of disciplines, such as the Rhys Isaac Prize. This prize was established in memory of the late Professor Rhys Isaac a distinguished Australian Historian who taught extensively at La Trobe University and also at William and Mary College in the US.