The Melbourne Interdisciplinary Research Institutes strengthen and spark interdisciplinary research at the University - working with industry, governments and communities - in existing and developing areas of importance to society.
Find out about our Melbourne Interdisciplinary Research Institutes
Melbourne Disability Institute
Focusing on equality of opportunity for people with disability; quality of life for people with disability, their families and carers; harnessing markets to serve people with disability; inclusive communities; and optimising disability (and human services) policies.
Melbourne Energy Institute
An access point for industry, government and community groups seeking to work with leading researchers on innovative energy solution.
Indigenous Knowledge Institute (announced)
Building on exciting work already taking place between University researchers and teachers and Indigenous communities across Australia
Melbourne Social Equity Institute
Supports interdisciplinary research on social equity issues across the full spectrum of social life including health, law, education, housing, work and transport.
Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute
Facilitates and enables research linkages, projects and conversations leading to increased understanding of sustainability and resilience trends, challenges and solutions.
Other interdisciplinary research programs
Hallmark Research Initiatives
This program enables the maturing of interdisciplinary research communities that build on existing strengths across the University. It seeks to harness cross-University capabilities and increase the impact of our high quality research.
Networked Society (former MIRI)
Undertook interdisciplinary research on the connectivity between people, places and things to solve problems facing the networked society
Neuroscience (former MIRI)
Promoted interdisciplinary research in the neurosciences, drawing on the University's breadth of neuroscience research activity
Materials (former MIRI)
Built opportunities, collaborations and frameworks for advances and innovation in materials science and materials processing.