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Deakin has a wide range of outstanding resources for research students.
A recent and important part of Deakin's progress is the establishment of the Institute for Technology Research and Innovation, which draws together world-class researchers from three existing areas of research strength - BioDeakin; the Centre for Material and Fibre Innovation; and Intelligent Systems and Robotics. Much of this research takes place at the Geelong Technology Precinct, which has cutting-edge laboratory and equipment. This 'Proof of Concept facility' at the Geelong Campus at Waurn Ponds gives increased impetus to Deakin's policy of building partnerships with industry, government and the community; this is a successful policy as growing collaborations in India, China, North America and Europe attest. The Director of ITRI is Professor Peter Hodgson, Victoria's only Australian Laureate Fellow.
A dozen new Strategic Research Centres have also been established, pooling expertise and resources into world-class concentrations of research that provide excellent environments for research training.
The University's Medical School plays an important role in enhancing Deakin's research reputation in public health. A central component to Deakin's innovative work in health and wellbeing is the Clinical Research Facility. This is a multipurpose area capable of supporting both discrete discipline and multidisciplinary activity.
As well as specialist library resources and dedicated librarians for each School, the Alfred Deakin Prime Ministerial Library focuses on federation, the growth of the Australian nation, and the development of the Australian constitution (Deakin University takes its name from Australia.s second prime minister.) The Alfred Deakin Prime Ministerial Library is the latest addition to an informal association of Prime Ministerial Libraries around Australia. A full set of Deakin's personal papers is available on microfilm with online access to sections of the papers which have been digitised by the National Library of Australia.
Each faculty has its own, specialised facilities and you can view these through the faculty research pages.