Located in Victoria with campuses in Geelong, Melbourne, and Warrnambool, Deakin University’s internationally recognised research is concentrated on the most important global challenges. Research at Deakin is divided into five themes that together advance knowledge, better humanity and create sustainability:
Designing smarter technologies: Deakin is a world leader in carbon and short fibre, metals and steel research, electro-materials, corrosion, nanotechnology and composite materials. We’re home to some of the best future-focused engineering and design facilities in the Australian university sector.
Improving health and wellbeing: Covering the broad spectrum of health, Deakin’s research is helping to improve the lives and wellbeing of people and communities on a global scale. From medicine, ageing, chronic illness and disability to nutrition, physical activity and child health, continually striving to uncover new frontiers through persistent curiosity and ground-breaking research.
Advancing society and culture: research into helping to advance understanding of intercultural relations, politics and governance. Aspiring to shape the future of education and art in Australia and around the world.
Enabling a sustainable world: marine research supporting fishery and conservation management of marine environments. In the agricultural sphere, Deakin is focusing on solving productivity problems by developing sophisticated lab-on-a-chip technology to optimise livestock health.
Building safe and secure communities: From strengthening community resilience to the development of cutting-edge cyber security, Deakin’s cross-disciplinary research builds ethical and innovative solutions to global security problems.