Discover the expert team and cutting-edge facilities that make up the Institute for Sustainable Industries & Liveable Cities (ISILC).

The Institute for Sustainable Industries and Liveable Cities (ISILC) is one of two flagship research institutes in Victoria University. It was created in 2018, from an amalgamation of our research capacity in engineering, science, the arts, education, business and law.

ISILC takes a transformative, future-focused 'whole-of-University' approach, undertaking research into issues of global significance in sustainable industries and liveable cities. Our research in Melbourne’s west is also up-scalable to address national and global issues.

What we do

Our mission is to “empower students and propel partners to develop resilient built environments, globally competitive industries and socially inclusive communities.”

Our research addresses the University’s areas of research focus, and particularly supporting industry growth and response to change. This includes building resilient, inclusive and creative communities, creating effective teaching and learning for diverse populations, enabling healthy and active populations, and enhancing the evidence base for public policy.

The Institute consists of three main disciplines, each containing multiple research groups:

Our people

Our facilities