The Faculty of Science aims to make a genuine contribution to the discovery of new knowledge and technologies through collaborative partnerships with local and international academic, industry and government partners.
The Faculty has strong international connections through both research collaborations and student exchanges and is actively pursuing new opportunities in curriculum development such as the Blended BSc program in collaboration with IISER (Pune) and the University of Pune, and a graduate Master’s program in biosecurity with the University of Ghana.
International opportunities for students
Melbourne-India Postgraduate Program
The Faculty of Science is a proud supporter of the Melbourne-India Postgraduate Program (MIPP), a joint initiative of the University of Melbourne and a select group of India’s best research institutions. The program provides opportunities for students who studied at partner institutions to work with University of Melbourne academics. Our Indian partners are Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, Indian Institute of Science Bangalore, and Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur. The program is now extended to Sri Lanka.
Peking Summer Camp
In 2016 the Victorian Life Sciences Computation Initiative (VLSCI), the School of Chemistry and the School of Earth Sciences hosted an Australian summer camp for 15 high achieving students from Peking University in China. The students attended lectures and workshops and experienced Melbourne through a rich cultural and social program.
Peking University is regarded as one of the premier universities in China for Science and is ranked strongly in many areas including Environmental Science, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics and Computer Science. The camp is part of a collaboration in the area of science between the two institutions, that began in 1987.
Bachelor of Science (Blended)
The University of Melbourne has partnered with the Indian Institute for Science Education and Research, Pune (IISER Pune), one of the Indian institutes of national importance, and Savitribai Phule Pune University, in the development of a Bachelor of Science curriculum that blends online and campus-delivered curriculum.
Australian-German Climate & Energy College
The Australian-German Climate & Energy College is a international Graduate College by the University of Melbourne, which seeks and maintains strong partnerships with German universities. The College offers PhD candidates the opportunity to pursue research in climate change and energy transitions at a world-class level, complemented by a six-month exchange program to broaden their horizons and expertise at a partner institution overseas.
Melbourne-Potsdam PhD programme
A joint PhD programme between the University of Melbourne, the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology, and the University of Potsdam, Germany
International research collaborations
International Research Network for Development of Antibiotic Peptides (IRNDAP)
The International Research Network for Development of Antibiotic Peptides (IRNDAP) was established through support from the University of Melbourne’s International Research and Research Training Fund (IRRTF).
Our main aim is to establish an international collaborative research network of scientists to conduct fundamental studies targeting the development of a new class of antibiotics for combating antibiotic resistant bacteria, using expertise from Australia, Europe and Asia.