Why work with us?

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Work with us to help solve your real-world challenges.

When you partner with the University of Melbourne, you’ll access world-renowned experts, the latest research, and technologies and infrastructure. And your real-world experience, knowledge and resources will bring great value to our researchers. Together, we will solve your most pressing challenges.

Work in an open and collaborative environment

As a public institution, we’re motivated to work with our partners to bring a benefit to society. To do this, we work with organisations whose strategic objectives are aligned with our own. A combined passion and quest for discovery drives us both to push boundaries and further our knowledge.

We are committed to long-term partnerships that are based on trust, openness and shared goals. This long-term view enables a valuable cycle of planning, research, implementation and measurement of success.

Engage in deep thinking and discovery

The University of Melbourne is a place apart from your everyday work environment. It’s a place where people convene to think deeply about complex issues. And to solve big problems.

The breadth of our research fields means that you can access expertise across many disciplines. We can assemble an interdisciplinary group of experts to tackle your problem from different angles.

Whether you’re working in health, engineering, business or the arts, you’ll access our leading industry precincts. These innovation precincts bring together the very best minds, technology and resources in the one location. You’ll work side-by-side with like-minded people who are solving big challenges.

Leverage our strong reputation

Since the University’s foundation in 1853, we’ve made a significant contribution to life in Australia and globally, through research, teaching and community engagement. Over the years we’ve built strong capabilities in all three areas. And we’ve established close relationships with cultural institutions, government, industry, not-for-profits and social organisations.

We are proud of our track record for intellectual rigour and robust research methods. We’re a top-ranked University that understands the importance of a powerful brand and a strong reputation. This means we conduct ourselves with the highest commitment to ethics and integrity, and confidentiality. We won’t risk our own reputation, and we won’t risk yours.

Recruit highly skilled talent

When you work with us, you’ll tap into a diverse and extraordinary pool of talent – your future workforce. You’ll have the opportunity to recruit high-quality undergraduates, graduate researchers and post-doctoral students.

Access a large community

The University of Melbourne is a large community with more than 400,000 alumni, 80,000 students and 8,000 staff.

As a partner, there are opportunities to:

  • attend public lectures and networking events
  • provide mentoring services
  • connect with people across multiple generations, with a diverse range of careers and interests.

Case Studies


The University’s Business Development Directors assist organisations looking to work more closely with the University. With senior industry experience, our Business Development Directors understand the expectations of businesses and entrepreneurs, and the University’s partnering and commercialisation processes.

If you have a general question about working with us, or about which Business Development Director can best work with you, send us an email at industry-enquiries.

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Are you looking to work with the University?  We've prepared a convenient summary that answers the questions you and your team might ask to help you decide on your next steps.  It also includes case studies that show how we've helped other organisations to achieve their goals.

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