our research places
FACULTY AND GRADUATE SCHOOL RESEARCH AREAS
The University of Melbourne has 10 discipline-specific faculties carrying out research.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
RESEARCH CENTRES AND INSTITUTES
An almost exhaustive list of research centres, institutes and centres of excellence affiliated with the University of Melbourne.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 latest research stories
From life in the zoo to breakthroughs in the lab
Professor Fabienne Mackay’s passion to make a difference drove a breakthrough in the treatment of lupus.
Avoiding diabetes is harder than you think
Understanding how human behaviour can influence the way we manage chronic disease.
- Walking strong in both cultures
Education holds the key to closing the gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians, says Dr Nikki Moodie
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.
Creating impact with your research
Protect intellectual property (IP), partner with industry, start a company, license your innovations.
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.