Whether you’re a university researcher, industry or commercial partner, we offer world-leading facilities for transformative research. But it’s our people that make us different. Our experts work with you to achieve trusted results, supporting the lifecycle of research from method development and technical support, to analysis and training.
Resources span physical and digital research infrastructure, including advanced microscopy, and large-scale computational capacity through to rare collections, libraries, and galleries.
Our unique approach means facilities are embedded within Melbourne’s research and industry precincts, providing extensive capability in a supportive and collaborative environment.
Equipment and research platforms
The University of Melbourne hosts a network of research platforms that enable high-quality academic and commercial research.
Our experts work across research platforms to find or develop a solution for your specific research challenge.
Our unique approach includes:
- Flexible capacity that scales to meet individual needs and users
- Bespoke access to our research platforms including cross-platform technology transfer, collaboration, user-operated or fee-for-service
- A range of training options to support researcher development.
Contact details are available for individual research platforms via the button below:
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Museums and collections
Discover the University’s wide range of museums and collections. Use these valuable resources to support your research, learning and teaching goals.
The library is your partner in knowledge. We offer advice, resources and services, in person and online, to support researchers and knowledge seekers.
Archives personalise history and enrich our understanding of the world. Explore materials including photographs, letters, manuscripts, maps, films and more.
Industry and research precincts
Melbourne Arts Precinct
Work with the University of Melbourne in the Melbourne Arts Precinct. Access the best cultural and creative talent, in state-of-the-art facilities.
Melbourne Biomedical Precinct
Explore the Melbourne Biomedical Precinct, where health researchers and industry partners collaborate to deliver lifesaving drugs and treatments.
Discover the University of Melbourne’s new world-class engineering and design innovation hub at Fishermans Bend.
Melbourne Connect is powered by the University of Melbourne. An industry precinct where the brightest minds collaborate to speed up innovation.
How archives support research: Helping care leavers discover their past
More than half a million people have been placed in institutional and out-of-home care in Australia. This includes members of the Indigenous Stolen Generations and Former Child Migrants.
Find and Connect helps care leavers piece together the story of their lives, using archives, documents and photographs.
These records are important for people's identities, but they also have practical uses. For example, care leavers may not have copies of their birth certificate, which can make it hard to get a driver’s license or passport.
#UniResearchChangesLives - Find and Connect
We provide a range of services to support you throughout your research career. Find out how we can help.
Support for Indigenous researchers
We support Indigenous graduate researchers at the University. Get help with your application and finances, find a PhD supervisor, and meet other students.
Researcher Development Unit
The Researcher Development Unit (RDU) is a resource for all members of the University of Melbourne research community, including graduate researchers.
Researchers at Melbourne can access funding support through internal and external grants and schemes spanning emerging fields as well as traditional disciplines.
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Collaborate with us
Explore some of the many ways you can partner with us to help your organisation excel.
Tackling the global questions and challenges of our age means thinking differently. Explore how research is leading to a deep understanding of the world and other benefits for the economy, health and the environment.