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.

The evaluation of Victorian universities is impressive. The 2018 ERA rankings place 109 fields of research  at 'well above world standard'. More than four Victorian universities rated as ‘well above world standard’ in the disciplines  of Psychology and Cognitive Sciences, Physical Sciences, and Medical and Health Sciences. Victorian universities also achieved a rating of 'well above world standard' in other disciplines including:

  • Mathematical Sciences
  • Chemical Sciences
  • Earth Sciences
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Biological Sciences
  • Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences
  • Information and Computing Sciences
  • Engineering
  • Technology
  • Education
  • Economics 
  • Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
  • Law and Legal Studie
  • Language, Communication and Culture
  • History and Archaeology
  • Philosophy and Religious Studies.
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.