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.
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.
Our research at a glance
Discover our research areas
Life, the Universe and everything in between – our discoveries help build an understanding of the world around us. Explore our vast range of research areas and see how we’re addressing major societal issues from climate change and food supply to animal disease and genetics.
Explore our research partnerships
Partnerships and collaborations are an integral part of our research capability. Discover how we’re partnering with government, industry and international academics to translate our research and have real-world impact.
Delve into our research prospectus
Our strength is our breadth of expertise. From lab work, fundamental research, or out in the field, our academics are global leaders in their fields. Explore our research prospectuses to learn about the latest projects they are leading.
Our facilities, resources and equipment
Faculty of Science researchers, visitors and collaborators have access to world-leading technology platforms, facilities and research services.
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.