Together, we can solve today’s most pressing challenges.
We work with a broad range of organisations including companies of all sizes, not-for-profits, other academic institutions and all levels of government to grow collaborative relationships which are built on trust and a shared vision for a mutually beneficial partnership.
As a partner, you will gain access to cutting-edge research and facilities, acquire talent, co-develop and commercialise new technologies, and strengthen your reputation.
Why choose partnership
Solve today's most pressing challenges
Combining resources and expertise helps us achieve what we can’t hope to do independently. Together, we can work better to benefit society and the world. Forge a partnership with us to advance research, innovation, education and economic growth.
Capture opportunities in a changing world
Partnerships create valuable opportunities in a complex and ever-changing world. They help us and our collaborators stay at the forefront of rapid technological change. Access to the latest research, technologies and infrastructure helps our partners adapt and stay competitive.
Why our collaborators choose us
Global leader in research
We are consistently ranked as a leading university for research globally*. Our partners have priority access to our innovation precinct and facilities and world-class experts to help solve complex problems. Working with us, you’ll drive innovation of new technologies, products and services.
*Times Higher Education World University ranking 2022.
We have a proud track record for intellectual rigour and research governance, and have established close relationships with cultural institutions, government, industry, not-for-profits and community organisations. As our partner, we'll support you to strengthen your brand, attract talent, customers, and work towards positioning yourself as a market leader.
Joint funding opportunities
A range of government funding opportunities are available for partners to jointly pursue with us. Leveraging financial resources facilitates ambitious collaboration to drive innovation and contribute to mutual growth and success.
Talent recruitment and development
Our partners have many opportunities to engage with our talent. When you work with us, you’ll tap into a diverse pool of more than 400,000 alumni and 80,000 students with the skills, knowledge and enthusiasm to succeed.
Develop your workforce
Programs for organisations
Build an agile, future-ready workforce with innovative, flexible workplace training from Australia’s leading university.
As the way we work evolves, keep your skillset relevant with a range of development opportunities from the University of Melbourne’s continuing, professional and executive education programs.
How our partners work with us
Open and collaborative relationship
We believe that trust, openness and flexibility lead to lasting results. We work with organisations whose strategic objectives align with our own to form valuable long-term partnerships. These partnerships bring together complementary expertise and resources to achieve what cannot be done alone.
Creating a shared vision to achieve impact
There are many ways we can work together. We can work with you to create a shared vision and purpose to drive our partnership towards a mutual goal. And as we build our relationship and establish common interests, our partnership can evolve and grow.
A streamlined experience
As a partner, you have a dedicated relationship manager who is your link to the University. They are your key point of contact, helping you navigate the University environment and access a broad range of resources and expertise. They provide ongoing support and ensure objectives and timelines are met. Communicating with you frequently, they can help you capture additional opportunities that are aligned with your priorities.
Explore how we have worked with multinational companies, schools, community organisations, industry startups and government to build their businesses and communities to impact society and the environment.
If you’re interested in working together or have a general question about partnerships, our team is here to help.
Collaborate with us
Explore some of the many ways you can partner with us to help your organisation excel.
Facilities and resources
Discover the University’s facilities and resources – with rare collections, archives, digital expertise, technology, museums and galleries.
Discover ways to create impact from your research through commercialisation with the right support, funding and advice.