What sets research at VU apart? We offer our research students and staff many avenues for professional development. Researchers are also supported through access to excellent facilities and a range of opportunities for sharing their research.
In 'Researching at VU':
Conducting ethical and responsible research with scholarly rigour and intellectual honesty.
Laboratories & facilities
Staff and students at VU have access to a wide range of state-of-the-art laboratories and research fac...
Support for researchers
Our programs and resources support researchers at every stage of their development.
Research training & support
New researchers are offered research training to prepare for a research-related career with the support of our Office for Research.
In the first year of all VU doctoral degrees there is a structured research-skills program. In our Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) and professional doctorate programs, training in research skills is even more intensive to support smooth transition.
Each year our Graduate Research Centre runs a researcher professional development program. This includes more than 100 seminars and workshops which focus on building key research skills such as economic modelling, qualitative analysis and narrative inquiry. We also offer one-on-one consultations with statistical experts to support your specific project’s research design.
Our Language and Research Writing Support service offers workshops in English language and writing skills to help improve your research writing.
The VU library provides training workshops and individual support in areas such as research data management and Endnote. They also provide access to resources which support VU research staff and students throughout the research process.
You can also receive hands-on support from our Research Ambassadors. Research Ambassadors are experienced graduate researchers who will share their specialist skills with you and help you navigate your role as a researcher by providing peer support.
During your research career at VU, we will also offer you support in applying for research grants and funding to continue developing your projects.
VU is renowned for its excellent laboratories and facilities, including our specialised research centres and institutes.
When you research at VU, you will have access to outstanding facilities such as:
- our $68 million Institute of Sport, Exercise and Active Living research laboratories
- our $8 million VU education research centre for sport and exercise sciences at Victoria University Community Sports Stadium
- our $51.6 million Western Centre for Health Research and Education
- state-of-the-art water research laboratories at our Institute for Sustainability and Innovation (ISI)
- fire safety engineering research and testing facilities at our Centre for Environmental Safety and Risk Engineering
- VU Library special collections and archives .
Sharing your research
We understand that publishing research is an essential element of a successful research career. That’s why we offer our research staff and students the support and opportunities they need to publish and disseminate research.
We can advise and assist you on tasks like establishing your research profile and author identity, getting your research published and making your research outputs publicly available.
Once you’re published, assistance is available for measuring your research impact via citation indexes, h-index and altmetrics.