We recognise partnerships and collaborations are an integral part of our research capability.

The Faculty of Science is well known for its quality research. We are a key partner in many research projects across Australia and the world. Our researchers work closely with our partners to develop research outcomes to complex issues.


The Faculty of Science is committed to developing industry networks and partnerships. Through our strong discipline based research and active interdisciplinary engagement - we are at the forefront of research and development in a broad range of scientific fields.

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Australian Research Council (ARC) Centres

The ARC supports the highest-quality fundamental and applied research and research training. The Faculty of Science participates in a number of ARC Centres of Excellence (CoE), and hosts all four of the University of Melbournes lead CoE.

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University collaborative and other centres

The Faculty of Science participates in inter-disciplinary research in areas such as materials science, sustainable energy, the mathematics and statistics of complex systems, conservation biology, reproduction and development, climate change, biotechnology and genomics.

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Research linkages and networks

The Faculty of Science has a research income of in excess of $AUS48 million per annum, and plays an important role in Australia's participation of the knowledge economy. We are involved in numerous research initiatives and accommodate over 20 Fellows of learned academies.

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Research institutes and centres

The Faculty of Science is involved with a number of cross-disciplinary research institutes and centres. We play a major role in the Melbourne Research Institutes and the Bio21 Molecular Science and Biotechnology Institute (Bio21 Institute).

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