Science at Melbourne research

Science begins with curiosity, and our researchers are dedicated to understanding the universe from the level of sub-atomic particles and minuscule insects to the whole solar and ecosystem.

As a global leader, our world-renowned scientists, state-of-the-art facilities and strong culture of industry collaboration ensure the Faculty of Science is finding solutions to the issues that matter most.

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Discoveries, breakthroughs and real-world impact

For more than 150 years, our University’s scientists have won international esteem for expanding the frontiers of knowledge. Learn more about historic breakthroughs made at Melbourne that have shaped our world and enabled current research that is building a brighter future.

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Our research at a glance

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Our facilities, resources and equipment

Faculty of Science researchers, visitors and collaborators have access to world-leading technology platforms, facilities and research services.

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Work with us to tackle the big questions

Whether you're an aspiring researcher or an academic, industry or government organisation, we're eager to work with you to find solutions to the issues that matter most in our world.

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Latest research news and insightful commentary