At Victoria University (VU), you can undertake collaborative research for and with industry, government and community.

Our graduate researchers are based within our colleges and specialised research centres and institutes, working with renowned research staff and contributing to the 600 papers published annually – more than half of which appear in the world’s best journals.

A recent survey of our graduate researchers found a 93% satisfaction rate with our support and skills development programs.

We are also one of just seven Australian universities to receive a five-star rating from the Council of Australian Postgraduate Associations for our facilities.

Excellence in Research

VU researchers were recognised for their global standing in the latest Australian Research Council Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) results.

VU achieved:

  • the highest rating of 5 (well above world standard) in six research areas
  • a rating of 4 (above world standard) in nine areas
  • a rating of 3 (world standard) in thirteen areas.

Read more about our research excellence.



The Academic Ranking of World Universities (ShanghaiRankings) ranked Victoria University:

We are also ranked 19th globally accounting-education research in the Brigham Young university research rankings

Graduate Research at VU