Institutes & research centres

Our institutes and research centres offer specialised research, consultancy, advice and tailored learning.

Our researchers have diverse capabilities and expertise. They work collaboratively with the community and industry to achieve excellence in their field, and undertake research that informs teaching and learning and provides real benefits to industry and the community in Australia and overseas.

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Institute of Sport, Exercise & Active Living

Research in the Institute of Sport, Exercise & Active Living (ISEAL) is led by a team of internationally recognised professors and more than 200 other researchers, supported by the most comprehensive range of sport and exercise science facilities in the southern hemisphere.

Institute for Supply Chain & Logistics

The Institute for Supply Chain & Logistics (ISCL) provides research, consulting and knowledge-sharing to organisations, business and individuals in the growing supply chain industry. Its capabilities include infrastructure development, policy and planning frameworks and risk and sustainability assessments.

Institute for Sustainability & Innovation

The Institute for Sustainability & Innovation (ISI) provides innovative and sustainable technologies for industry and the community, especially in water treatment and resource management.

The Victoria Institute

The Victoria Institute works with teachers, communities and policy makers to improve educational experiences, particularly for students from diverse and disadvantaged backgrounds.

Victoria Institute of Strategic Economic Studies

Established in 2014, the Victoria Institute of Strategic Economic Studies uses sophisticated economic modelling to analyse key policy decisions of private and public sector clients. It includes the Centre of Policy Studies (CoPS), a world leader in general equilibrium modelling.

Mitchell Institute for Health and Education Policy

The Mitchell Institute was established at Victoria University in 2013 to make a positive contribution to the quality of health and education policy, and ultimately, the social and economic prosperity of Australia.

Centre for Applied Informatics

The Centre for Applied Informatics (CAI) emphasises application-driven and multidisciplinary research involving ICT experts focusing on applications in health care, community, business and environmental studies.

Centre for Chronic Disease Prevention & Management

The Centre for Chronic Disease Prevention & Management (CCDPM) focuses on the physiological, psychosocial, cultural and economic aspects of chronic diseases, and therapeutic results to improve the health and well-being of individuals and communities.

Centre for Cultural Diversity and Wellbeing

The Centre for Cultural Diversity & Wellbeing (CCDW) conducts theoretical and applied research relating to diversity, creativity and health in local and global contexts.

Centre for Environmental Safety & Risk Engineering

The Centre for Environmental Safety & Risk Engineering (CESARE) carries out research using a range of sophisticated fire test facilities on smoke and fire in buildings, fire extinguishment and the response of structures to fire as well as researching human behaviour in fire.

Centre for International Research on Education Systems

The Centre for International Research on Education Systems (CIRES) aims to improve educational outcomes by conducting research on programs, policies and initiatives leading to improvement.

Western Centre for Health Research & Education

The Western Centre for Health Research & Education (Western CHRE) aims to create a dynamic, innovative and sustainable teaching, training and research precinct in Western Melbourne.