Working with industry, government and not-for-profit organisations in Australia and internationally, these former Melbourne Interdisciplinary Research Institutes championed collaborative research in existing and developing areas of importance to society.
The institutes worked on complex and emerging issues and strengthened interdisciplinary research at the University and beyond. From the establishment of Stem Cells Australia and the Academic Centre of Cyber Security Excellence to the creation of the world’s first retinal-based bionic eye.
Explore more of their work here.
Melbourne Neuroscience Institute
The institute combined interdisciplinary research in the neurosciences with technology and industry expertise to improve health and teaching outcomes.
Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute
The Institute facilitated research towards a sustainable and resilient society. Projects included bushfire prevention, sustainable food systems and climate change.
Networked Society Institute
The institute explored connectivity between people and objects, and the social, ethical, environmental and economic impact of digital technologies.
Melbourne Materials Institute
The institute advanced materials science and materials processing, to meet challenges in sustainability, cultural conservation, medicine and energy.
First published on 10 May 2022.
Share this article