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- Victoria is known as a global knowledge hub, with excellent research capability
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Victoria, Australia has a long and proud tradition of world class research and development.
Many of the world’s top organisations establish their Research and Development operations here, attracted by our first-class education system and unique, innovative culture.
Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) framework rates the quality of research in Australian universities. Universities submit their research projects for evaluation and a team of over 150 evaluation committee members and 1300 peer reviewers assess the projects against indicators like citation profiles and peer reviews.
Victorian universities is impressive. The 2015 ERA rankings place ninety-six disciplines at 'well above world standard' and many others at 'above world standard' - including Biomedical engineering, Neurosciences, Cnodensed Matter Physics, Human Movement and Sports Science, Nanotechnology, Immunology, Architecture, Economics, Psychology, and Astronomical and Space Sciences.
Featured research facilities
Australia's major national research facility, the Australian Synchrotron is recognised for major breakthroughs across a wide range of scientific and industrial applications, from medical research to micro manufacturing.
The Australian Synchrotron is ranked as world class and is classified as the largest scientific user facility in the southern hemisphere, with a growing reputation for producing high quality results.
Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre
Peter MacCallum is the largest cancer research group in Australia, with 500 scientists, clinician researchers, research nurses, support staff and health professionals.
Major areas of research include: cancer immunology, tumour microenvironment and tissue architecture, molecular genetics and human cancer, clinical trials, molecular and cellular therapeutics, a centre for cancer imaging, supportive care and radiation research.