About research at Melbourne
A pioneering research university the University of Melbourne is a leading Australian research university, with research expenditure second only to that of the CSIRO, and the largest cohort of research students in Australia. The University has a rich history of pioneering research and technological development, and we remain on the forefront of innovation.
Our achievements range from...
- The Bionic Ear in the 1970s, bringing hearing to profoundly deaf children and adults...to
- Today's advances in the Bionic Eye, which will provide unprecedented high-resolution images to thousands with severely impaired vision.
- An HIV vaccine research that attracted $4 million in funding from the US National Institutes of Health...
- A vaccine set to eradicate a fatal brain parasite, attracting $15.7 million in funding from the British Government and the Gates Foundation...
- The NeCTAR Research Cloud at the University of Melbourne, bringing the power of cloud computing to researchers at Melbourne.
The University itself has been host to many of Australia's, and some of the world's most distinguished medical researchers, including recipients of the Nobel Prize for Medicine.
Further, it has acted as the point of nucleation for a remarkable array of associated medical research institutes and hospitals. Together these form one of the world's premier sites for biomedical research - the Parkville Precinct.
The sheer quantity of life-sciences research facilities, institutes, researchers. Fellows and postgraduate students in the Parkville Precinct and surrounds, and the comprehensive breadth of bioscience disciplines, is without parallel in the southern hemisphere and one of the very few such concentrations of research excellence worldwide.
Our researchers are at the forefront of international scholarship in fields as diverse
as human rights law, climate change, telecommunications and medical research.
Melbourne is home to the internationally distinguished scholar and Nobel Laureate,
Professor Peter Doherty and Laureate Professor, Professor Peter Singer.
There are many more renowned scholars at Melbourne, including:
- Professor and ARC Federation Fellow, Frank Caruso in the Faculty of Engineering
- Professor David Karoly in the Faculty of Science
- Professor Rachel Webster in the Faculty of Science
- Fellows of the Royal Society, Professors David Solomon and David Boger in the Faculty of Engineering.
Hear from the Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Research, Professor James McCluskeyRead more