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  • Victoria is known as a global knowledge hub, with excellent research capability
  • Read about some featured research facilities

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.

ERA rankings

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

Australian Synchrotron

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.

Amanda Lee's story

Amanda Lee's story

I remember that early in my studies here a PhD candidate gave me some advice to always take the opportunity to enjoy the time you have, because moments are very fleeting. I believe that’s very true.

Amanda Lee, Singapore
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Amanda Lee

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.

Improving treatments for people with cancer. See more videos from Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre on YouTube.