Work with world-leading researchers

Our researchers explore global challenges and provide innovative solutions that make a positive impact on the world. We conduct a breadth of research across five distinct research strengths that together advance collective knowledge, better humanity and preserve our planet.

Find a higher degree by research supervisor

Achieve your research aspirations and find an ideal, dedicated research supervisor in your field. You’ll be fully supported by a qualified team of at least two supervisors who will guide you through every stage of your degree. Our dedicated specialists are committed to growing your critical skills and broadening your career opportunities, so you can turn your ideas into cutting-edge research.

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Explore our research institutes and find an expert

Explore our research institutes and find an expert

Our community of researchers work across our world-class institutes, centres and collaborative groups to drive innovation and discovery across specialist areas – from climate change to cutting-edge research in sport science or artificial intelligence. Search our community to find a specific institute, centre or expert or learn more about our groundbreaking research.

Top 1% of universities for global impact

Boost your career prospects when you study a research degree at Deakin. Work alongside world-leading researchers and have unlimited access to purpose-built facilities and advanced equipment.

I enjoy bringing researchers and industry partners together, hearing what they’re working on, discussing ideas and sharing knowledge to drive impactful research.

Professor Sally McArthur

Director, Institute for Frontier Materials

Partner with us to achieve your vision

Whatever the size of your organisation, we can help you grow your ideas from concept to reality. We partner with businesses, government and communities, locally and across the world, to achieve your vision and drive outcomes for your organisation. We’re a trusted partner for more than 500 organisations across 65 countries, earning us a place in the top 1% of universities worldwide.

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Access industry-standard facilities

You’ll work with world-leading researchers and have access to multimillion dollar research facilities and infrastructure, some of which can’t be found outside our campuses. Access industrial-scale facilities and co-location opportunities, as well as our impact-driven research.

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Join over 6500 research degree candidates from around the world who have enrolled at Deakin. Contact us with any questions about research at Deakin.

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