our research places
Faculties, graduate schools and research places
Discover the University of Melbourne's faculties and graduate schools and their associated research centres and institutes.Find out more
MELBOURNE RESEARCH INSTITUTES
Our interdisciplinary Melbourne Research Institutes focus on three key themes: understanding our place and purpose; fostering health and well being; and supporting sustainability and resilience.Find out more
Hallmark Research Initiatives
With distinct interdisciplinary emphasis, these initiatives provide support for priority areas of research to facilitate the maturing of focused research communities and promote collaboration with external partners.Find out more
Our research community
Information for researchers
The Office for Research Ethics and Integrity
Responsible conduct of research and research ethics. Understand and manage governance, compliance, BioRisk and export controls.
Access funding support through internal and external grants and schemes.
Major research projects for high value, strategically important, collaborative, multi-disciplinary, high risk or complex funding opportunities.
From microscopy to whole-body bioimaging; view the University's extensive list of research infrastructure capabilities.
Understand the kinds of contracts used within research projects at the University and how to administer them.
Explore the commercial potential of your research
Engage with industry, pursue research sponsorship and tender opportunities, develop contract research proposals, protect and commercialise intellectual assets.
ARC, NHMRC, HERDC and non-HERDC research reporting standards and coding.
Research data management
Research data management, verification of research outcomes, data management tools and assistance.
Research systems and resources
Whether you’re interested in sponsoring Melbourne research, accessing research materials, or exploring licensing opportunities, we are here to help.
Find out how to partner with us
The University's research engagement activities are focused on supporting the whole research collaboration process – whether you are from industry, government or the not-for-profit sector.Find out more
Technology licensing and IP protection
Technology licensing is an important element of research collaboration, and provides industry partners with access to our innovative technologies through facilitating licensing and collaborative partnerships to benefit both the local and global community.Find out more
Supporting your organisation through teaching
Develop your workforce with our range of customised programs. These unique and highly specialised programs are tailored specifically to your needs, drawing on expertise from across the University.Find out more
Partnership case studies
Building lasers for quantum optics
A high quality, user friendly, all-in-one laser electronics box to be used in physics labs all over the world.
Industry support to fight fibrosis associated with diabetic nephropathy
The creation of Fibrotech Therapeutics.
Using new technologies to kick out head lice
Research and discovery that led to the creation of Hatchtech Pty Ltd.
Bringing next-generation poultry vaccines to market
Collaboration between Poultry CRC, Bioproperties and the University of Melbourne.
We partner with national and international organisations that include industry, government, NGOs and the community to solve real world challenges. Some of our current partners include medical research institutes, major hospitals, IBM, CSIRO and the Defence Science Technology Group.
From microscopy to whole-body bioimaging; our extensive range of research facilities and related services are available to assist University of Melbourne researchers as well as the University’s industry partners in conducting cutting-edge research.
Our research capabilities
Materials characterisation and fabrication
Advanced microscopy, atomic force microscopy, super-resolution microscopy, nanofabrication and X-ray diffraction
Research data management
Good research data management practice enables verification of research outcomes, supports future research and enables sharing and reuse of research data.
Melbourne unmanned aircraft systems integration
Proximate remote sensing for research data acquisition
Capture, integration and sharing of research data, these services ensure effective organisation and management of data and information to enable a high quality of research data output
Deliverying detailed information on topology, dynamics and 3D structure of the molecules, either in solution or in the solid state
Generating a mass spectrum of all the different types and structures of molecules within a sample
Libraries and collections
Tailored support to the academic community around managing information and data, strategy around publishing and sharing, measuring impact, and preserving and archiving research material
Informatics incorporates many mathematical, computer science and engineering processes to extract meaningful results from large amounts of data
Histology and histopathology
Analysis of the signs and characteristics associated with disease or abnormalities such as abnormal growth, inflammatory disease, infection and cancer
Rapid sequencing of large stretches of DNA spanning entire genomes in a single sequencing run
Converting a diverse range of information within objects, sound, images or audio into a single binary code that can be read by electronic devices
Small and large animal platforms and bioresources for plant and environmental-based research
Imaging technology and methodology used to visualise biological processes and structures of a specimen or patient under examination
Cytometry is a laser-based technique widely used in the physical and biochemical characterisation of cells and nanoparticles
Melbourne clinical and translational science
Translational science applies findings from basic, fundamental research into medical and nursing practice, with the aim to enhance health outcomes
ACRF translational reverse phase protein array
Reverse phase protein array (RPPA) technology is a high-throughput antibody-based technique that allows for rapid exploratory proteomics on small sample populations
Melbourne trace analysis for chemical, earth and environmental sciences
Trace element analysis is the measurement of very small concentrations of specific elements present in a sample
To compete on the world stage, you need a world-standard education. At the University of Melbourne, you'll gain an internationally recognised degree that will open doors to an outstanding future.
Graduate research degrees
The University of Melbourne is recognised internationally as a leader in graduate research training. As one of our graduate researchers, you’ll work in first-rate facilities with leading experts and supervisors in your field.Find out more
Research training and professional development
The Melbourne Centre for the Study of Higher Education hosts a diverse, innovative and comprehensive range of programs. These get your research off to a successful start and guide you through candidature to completion, and beyond.Find out more
Customised professional development programs in many areas of professional and technical education to meet your specific development needs.Find out more