Research news, events & publications

VU produces various reports, guides, publications and materials to help you stay up to date with our research developments.


Stay up to date with the latest in Victoria University research.

Research Matters newsletter

Research Matters is a monthly bulletin that captures research highlights and events at VU. Published since 2006, Research Matters aims to support VU's research activities and connect research staff and students across the University.

Subscribe to Research Matters for monthly updates on VU research straight to your inbox.

VU research on social media

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Victoria University Research Festival

The annual Research Festival is a two-week celebration of VU’s research talent and achievements. The program includes events for staff, students, industry and the community. The 2016 festival runs from 17 - 28 October and most events are free.

Three minute thesis (3MT) competition

The 3MT competition invites graduate students to present a three-minute speech on their thesis topic and its significance to the wider community.

Five minute research pitch (5RP)

The 5RP competition involves researchers delivering a short, 5 minute presentation of a current research project. VU hosted the 2014 National Final.

The VU Research Champion Seminar series

The VU Research Champion Seminar series is an opportunity to help build the research culture at VU and spread stories of success. The seminar speakers will talk about their research achievements, some of their most important learnings, share useful tips (and entertaining anecdotes) and advise how to succeed in finding research partners.


Research Highlights

The Research Highlights brochure offers a snapshot of the exciting and important research taking place at VU, especially within our areas of research focus.

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Postgraduate course guide

The Victoria University Postgraduate Course Guide provides an overview of courses offered by the University to domestic students in 2015.

Find out more about the postgraduate coursework and research degrees offered at VU.

Research papers

The Victoria University Research Repository is an open access deposit collection of papers that showcases the research and scholarly outputs from VU staff and higher degree by research students.

Our researchers on The Conversation

Since The Conversation launched in March 2011, Victoria University academics have written over 300 articles read by more than 1.2 million people. With statistics like those we have consistently ranked in the top 20 for readers out of hundreds of universities and research institutes who contribute to the site from around the world.

Find out more about our relationship with The Conversation, Australia's largest independent news and commentary site.

Research plan

The VU Research Plan 2012-2016 continues to support the strategic development of multidisciplinary research in specialised areas. The plan establishes a framework to guide the University's development and investment in research from 2012-2016.

VU research mailing lists

'Research Info' is an internal Victoria University email list used for the distribution of research related information and discussion. It is essential that all VU staff and students engaged in research subscribe to this service. This list is moderated to ensure only relevant material is posted.

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