The University attracts and cultivates the best and brightest researchers from around the world. We collaborate with industry, other institutions and research organisations, the community, government and not-for-profit organisations to achieve positive research outcomes with global impact.
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 University of Melbourne affiliated research centres, institutes and centres of excellence.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
Work with us
The key to our success is our people and we aim to attract, develop and support the best researchers from around the globe. Be inspired by our vision and join Australia’s No.1 university.Find out how to join us!
The University of Melbourne is actively seeking to engage with external partners and collaborators.
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. This includes everything from engaging with strategic partners and managing collaborative relationships, to commissioning services and more.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. The University assesses for IP protection for new inventions and identify commercial partners, or create start-up companies, to develop and commercialise the technologies.Find out more
Supporting your organisation through teaching
In order to help you develop your workforce, we offer a range of customised programs that are tailored to business and industry partners and other external organisations. These unique and highly specialised programs are tailored specifically to your needs, drawing on expertise from across the University.Find out more
In seeking to grow the impact of our research, the University of Melbourne is committed to fostering effective research partnerships and collaborations with research organisations, industry, government, and community or not-for-profit groups. Our objective is to cultivate mutually beneficial relationships that allow the University and partners to work together, sharing resources and knowledge to solve real world challenges. Seeking to make a difference in both local and global communities, the University's strategic partnerships present a significant opportunity to improve the quality, scale and impact of our research. Collaborations provide our partners with access to the next generation of employees and business leaders as well as our world-class resources and research infrastructure platforms.
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, Museum Victoria, DSTO and the Melbourne Business School.
If you have a general question about commercial engagement, or about who you should be dealing with, please contact our business development enquiries entry point, Kevin Orrman-Rossiter (+61 3 8344 1539).
Ethics and integrity
The University is committed to the responsible conduct of research and research ethics. The Office for Research Ethics and Integrity helps researchers to apply, understand and manage governance and compliance.
Researchers at Melbourne can access funding support through internal and external grants and schemes spanning emerging fields as well as the full range of traditional academic disciplines.
Major Initiatives manages quality major projects for high value, strategically important, collaborative, multi-disciplinary, high risk or complex funding opportunities.
Research Infrastructure develops policies and systems to effectively and efficiently utilise infrastructure capabilities. The underlying principle is one of 'shared investment and benefits', where RIC works in partnership with the faculties.
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 will work with leading experts in your field in first-rate facilities and supervisors.
Current graduate researchers
Find out more about how the University supports its graduate researchers on the Graduate Research Hub.
Research training and professional development
Melbourne Centre for the Study of Higher Education boasts a diverse, innovative and comprehensive range of programs to get your research off to a successful start and guide you through your candidature to completion and beyond. Whether you're thinking of a career in academia or industry, there's something for everyone.
Organisational and professional development needs cannot always be met by traditional tertiary offerings with a single disciplinary focus and on-campus lecture-style delivery. Research, Innovation and Commercialisation, in partnership with the University's faculties and schools, develop customised professional development programs in many areas of professional and technical education to meet your specific development needs.