Industry linkages & benefits

There are many ways in which an organisation can collaborate with Science at Melbourne. Contract research, collaborative research and support of student projects and prizes are just a few of the ways companies and the University can work together. Join the many organisations with links to the Faculty of Science, our departments and schools, and with individual staff and students.

Contact the Faculty of Science for more information about collaboration with Science at Melbourne.

Graduate recruitment

Employers in the public and private sectors keenly seek graduates from Science at Melbourne. That's why outstanding students from around Australia and all over the world choose Melbourne. If your organisation is recruiting scientists, optometrists or computer professionals, contact the Faculty of Science or see the Careers & Employment Unit web site.

Linkage projects

The Australian Research Council (ARC) has a competitive grants program linking industry and universities. The Linkage program offers companies the chance to leverage their research dollars by supporting industry-lead research projects. Postgraduate scholarships are available under this scheme. See the Melbourne Research Office and the ARC sites for further information. Note that there are two application rounds - in April and November for commencement the following year.

Industry prizes

Raise your company's profile in the University and its wider community for a relatively modest sum by sponsoring a student prize. Recognition of excellence in our students is achieved through a number of named prizes and scholarships. For a list of companies and individuals sponsoring prizes in the Faculty, see the Awards, Prizes & Scholarships web page.

To discuss your company's interests in this area, please contact the Faculty of Science.

Scientific expertise

Opportunities exist at Melbourne for organisations to expand their R&D capabilities through consultancies and contract research. Our academic staff are highly regarded internationally in their research fields, and the University is well equipped to handle external projects.

Technology transfer

The University of Melbourne's Technology Licensing Team can assist with your questions about the technology transfer process.