Research strengths

Understanding who we are. Building a better future.

From Indigenous knowledge and artificial intelligence, to climate change and cultural preservation – research at the University of Melbourne contributes to human knowledge to help our society thrive. This research translates discovery into meaningful, practical results that benefit us all.

Our approach to research is multifaceted. Underpinned by a deep commitment to responsible and ethical conduct, it relies on collaboration – between researchers, the community, industry and government. It’s backed up by bold, strategic initiatives that combines diverse perspectives and expertise with an ongoing commitment to pushing the boundaries of our understanding.

Explore the projects our researchers and collaborators are working on, the impact they’re having across the globe and our leadership in new research initiatives.

Murmuk Djerring

Murmuk Djerring - Working Together is the University of Melbourne’s new Indigenous Strategy 2023–2027. It commits the University not only to growing the leadership capabilities of all Indigenous students and staff but, most importantly, to ensuring their cultural safety and wellbeing while working or studying at the University.

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.

Read our 2030 Advancing Melbourne strategy

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Research updates

Stay up to date on our research news and read about the impact of our most recent advances.

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Research ethics

Get support and advice so you can manage your research ethically and with integrity.

Learn more about ethics and integrity

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Support our research

Alumni, friends and benefactors play an important role in ensuring our researchers continue their work. From biomedicine to the environment, your generosity helps us address some of the world’s greatest challenges.

Learn more about supporting our research