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 University Camp
The University of Melbourne has been hosting Peking University students for academic camps since 2016. This program has been developed for students to experience everything that the University of Melbourne and City of Melbourne has to offer whilst being immersed in a program run by leading academics within the Faculty of Science and has been a great opportunity to increase collaboration between the two leading institutes. In 2017 the theme of the camp was Disaster Management and the Environmental Impacts of Disasters, where students from the College of Environmental Sciences at Peking University attended and participated in a program developed by academics from many of the schools within the Faculty of Science. Students had the opportunity to explore disaster areas of bushfire, air quality and floods and the environmental effects.
This program will run again in July 2018, under the theme of Environmental Challenges with particular focus in the areas of water, energy, climate, ecosystems and resources. Students will be provided with many challenges and will be able to compare and contrast these within China and Australia.
Peking University is regarded as one of the premier universities in China for Science and is ranked strongly in many areas including Environmental Science, Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics and Computer Science.
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.
Melbourne-Peking Virtual Research Hub for Mathematics and Statistics
The Melbourne-Peking Virtual Research Hub for Mathematics and Statistics (MPRHMS) is a joint initiative of the University of Melbourne (UoM) and Peking University (PKU). It was established in 2016 following an agreement between the two universities.
Strong links exist between the University of Melbourne and Peking University in mathematical sciences. The aim of MPRHMS is to promote further collaborations between the two universities in the fields of teaching and research in mathematics and statistics, with a focus on research collaboration, researcher exchange and mobility, exchange of graduate students, joint supervision of research higher degree students, and joint activities such as workshops and grant applications.