Our University is a comprehensive research organisation addressing complex problems in innovative ways with investigator-led, interdisciplinary collaborations.

We work with industry partners and specialist research institutes exploring solutions to the major challenges of our times.

Renewing the social contract for interacting with the grid

Rooftop solar panels have transformed Australia's energy mix, supplying up to close to 100 percent of electricity demand in South Australia and a quarter of the east coast's demand. This change is reshaping the energy market and grid, with solar curtailment and emergency backstop measures having financial implications for solar owners, non-owners, and grid operators.

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Advancing Melbourne

The University of Melbourne’s enduring purpose is to benefit society through the transformative impact of education and research.

Advancing Melbourne will enable the University to contribute to advancing the state and national interest and make vital contributions to Australia’s standing on the world stage. We seek to be a leading force in advancing Australia as an ambitious, forward-thinking country while increasing its reputation and influence globally.

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Five ways retrofitting our cities can help decarbonise our future

New construction is the source of massive amounts of carbon pollution. Read how retrofitting existing infrastructure is cleaner, and brings multiple benefits.

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