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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The University of Melbourne recognises the importance of commercial involvement in academic research at the level of research sponsorship, licensing, major initiatives and other creative involvement of industry in university research. We are open to enquiries from potential commercial partners.

Commercial enquiries

Research, Innovation & Commercialisation

Graduate researchers

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Our PhD and research masters candidates work on projects spanning emerging fields as well as the full range of traditional academic disciplines.

Information for future graduate researchers

Meet some of our graduate researchers

Find a supervisor

How to apply

Information for current 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.

Find a researcher

Information for researchers

Research Infrastructure


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Research at Melbourne 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