International Research Training Groups

International collaboration is fundamental to research at the University of Melbourne. Through our International Research Training Groups (IRTGs) we partner with international organisations whose research interests and values align with our own, allowing us both to benefit from each other’s complementary expertise and pursue high-quality joint research and research training activities.

IRTGs bring together our academics with their international peers to support cohorts of joint PhD candidates. They are unique, formalised programs that provide supportive and collegiate environments for candidates to excel in their research training.

These programs facilitate collaboration, generate joint projects, and increase the quality, output and impact of our research. Together, with our international partners, we discover new knowledge that benefits society at a global level.

Explore the IRTGs, their outputs and impact:

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Establishing an International Research Training Group

Our long-term partnerships are based on shared goals. Learn more about developing an International Research Training Group (IRTG), a unique research training program that recruits outstanding PhD candidates to both institutions.

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Explore Current Joint PhD Opportunities

Joint PhD candidates access expertise, resources and training from two institutions, spending at least 12 months at an international institution as well as the University of Melbourne. Candidates benefit from a global perspective, enhancing prospects for an international research career.

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First published on 18 November 2022.

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