Victoria University

With 28 research disciplines ranked at or above world standard in the latest Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) assessments, VU offers world-class research opportunities. At Victoria University, we are committed to undertaking high impact research that shapes healthier, smarter and more sustainable communities across six interdisciplinary areas of research focus. By placing our students, researchers, and external partners at the very heart of issues they are passionate about, we effect change that benefits the economy, society and environment.

Key Research Areas

In the last round of ERA rankings in 2018, Victoria University received the following ratings in the ERA program: The highest rating of 5 (well above world standard) in:

  • Engineering (FoR 09)
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering (FoR 906)
  • Human Movement and Sport Science (FoR 1106)
  • Nursing (FoR 1110) Medical Physiology (FoR 1116)
  • Public Health and Health Services (FoR 1117)

A rating of 4 (above world standard) in:

  • Applied Mathematics (FoR 0102)
  • Artificial Intelligence and Image Processing (FoR 0801)
  • Chemical Sciences (FoR 03)
  • Biological Sciences (FoR 06)
  • Biochemistry and Cell Biology (FoR 0601)
  • Chemical Engineering (FoR 0904)
  • Food Sciences (FoR 0908)
  • Medical and Health Sciences (FoR 11)
  • Mathematical Sciences (FoR 01)

A rating of 3 (world standard) in:

  • Civil Engineering (FoR 0905)
  • Cultural Studies (FoR 2002)
  • Education (FoR 13)
  • Information and Computing Sciences (FoR 08)
  • Information Systems (FoR 0806)
  • Nutrition and Dietetics (FoR 1111)
  • Other Studies in Human Society (FoR 1699)
  • Policy and Administration (FoR 1605)
  • Psychology and Cognitive Sciences (FoR 17)
  • Sociology (FoR 1608)
  • Specialist Studies in Education (FoR 1303)
  • Studies in Human Society (FoR 16)
  • Tourism (FoR 1506)

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Top 5 Research Centres

  • Institute for Health & Sport Institute for Sustainable Industries and Liveable Cities
  • Centre of Policy Studies (CoPS)
  • Centre for International Research on Education Systems (CIRES)
  • Mitchell Institute

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    Top 5 Research Achievements

    The highest rating of 5 (well above world standard) in:

    • Engineering (FoR 09)
    • Electrical and Electronic Engineering (FoR 906)
    • Human Movement and Sport Science (FoR 1106)
    • Nursing (FoR 1110) Medical Physiology (FoR 1116)
    • Public Health and Health Services (FoR 1117)

    Funding

    Victoria University is offering 100% fee waiver scholarships, an honorarium of up to A$10,000, and a candidature budget worth up to $3350 for Master’s by Research students who study remotely in 2021 for their entire degrees.
    Projects you can participate in are available across a range of research areas, including:

    • Engineering & Science
    • Mechanisms & Interventions in Health & Disease
    • Social & Cultural Transformation research
    • Healthy & Inclusive Communities – Sport, Physical Activity & Culture.

    Applications open Wednesday 31 March and close Sunday 23 May (11:59pm AEST).

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    Testimonials

    "Ich kann nur sagen, dass ich sehr happy über meine Entscheidung für diese Uni bin. Ich denke ich habe die beste und einfühlsamste Betreuerin erwischt, die man in dieser Situation haben kann. Ich kann mir nicht vorstellen, wie es wäre wenn man nun hier im Lockdown sitzen würde und nicht so eine Betreuerin hätte."
    Lisa K., PhD Kandidatin in Psychologie