About research
at Melbourne

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The University of Melbourne enjoys a strong global reputation for high quality research and research training, and rates highly in international rankings across all major discipline areas.

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Research institutes
& centres

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We have established a series of cross-disciplinary research institutes and our faculties and graduate schools are affiliated with many research centres, institutes and hospitals, placing us at the heart of biomedical research in Victoria and Australia.

Faculty and graduate school research areas

Research centres

Melbourne Research Institutes


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Our researchers are at the forefront of international scholarship in fields as diverse as human rights law, climate change, telecommunications and medical research.

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Media contacts

Graduate researchers

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As members of one of Australia's largest research institutions our PhD and research masters candidates work on projects spanning emerging fields as well as the full range of traditional academic disciplines.

Meet some of our graduate researchers

How to apply

Information for current and prospective graduate researchers


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Research is the lifeblood of the University, and we take special interest in supporting researchers at all stages of their development.

Information for researchers


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Melbourne research is changing the world. Our researchers tackle complex issues across a spectrum of research areas. Read about our latest discoveries in our flagship publications:

Research Review 2013

Institutes in Action 2012

Research Review 2012

or visit the Research Review website