Research at Melbourne
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.
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Spotlight on research
Plotting Indigenous languages
Of the hundreds of languages spoken in Australia before European colonisation, fewer than 50 are spoken fluently today. The 50 Words project aims to address barriers to Indigenous language acquisition by embedding knowledge of common words in local languages in Australian school curricula.
Our research strengths
Research discovery is fundamental to tackling some of the world’s greatest challenges. Explore news about the work and impact of our researchers and collaborators.
Discover the precincts, people, platforms and multidisciplinary research bringing together diverse perspectives and expertise – and pushing forward the boundaries of knowledge.
Understand how ethics is fundamental to our endeavours, is governed by robust systems of review, and supported by comprehensive education and training programs.
Research at Melbourne
"The University of Melbourne carries out research to enrich our understanding of the world. To grow the store of human knowledge. And to address major social, economic, health and environmental challenges. We instil this spirit of discovery in future generations of researchers. And we ensure that all our graduates have essential research skills."
Professor James McCluskey, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research)
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.
New on Pursuit
Keep up to date with cutting-edge research and insightful commentary by world-leading experts on the University's news and opinion site – Pursuit.
True recognition or just history repeating ?
Following the resignation of ABC presenter Stan Grant, researchers Renee Owen, Dr Renee Filoe and Dr Lahiru Russell write that we cannot have those who keep the world's oldest living culture alive being exposed to the hatred we are currently seeing.
Keeping career change teachers in schools
To ensure career change teachers remain in the profession, teacher educators need to develop support strategies and consider the specific needs of career-change teachers.
Using the eye to measure the brain
A prototype device for measuring intracranial pressure is set to eliminate the need for brain surgery in head trauma patients.
An energy-efficient method to reduce drag in high-turbulence conditions
A new method reduces drag in high-turbulence conditions by counteracting large eddies in the flow of air or water.
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