Research centres and networks

Federation University Australia brings together groups and teams of researchers from multi-disciplinary and cross-disciplinary backgrounds into highly-focused centres of research endeavour.

Australian Centre for Research into Injury in Sport and its Prevention (ACRISP) 

ACRISP conducts research across a range of sports injury and sports injury prevention projects. The aim of the research is to ensure sport and physical activity is safe, with a minimal risk of injury. As a result, more people will have the opportunity to participate in sport and physical activity, affording them a healthier lifestyle.

Find out more at the ACRISP website.

Australia-China Wetland Network Research Partnership

Australia-China Wetland Network Research Partnership is a joint project between the Collaborative Research Network (CRN) of Federation University Australia and the Nanjing Institute of Geography and Limnology Chinese Academy of Sciences (NIGLAS). 

Find out more at the Australia-China Wetland Network Research Partnership website.

Centre for eResearch and Digital Innovation (CeRDI)

CeRDI operates within the Research Portfolio at Federation University Australia. Through applied research, commercial activities and community engagement CeRDI promotes innovation through the application of new technologies. The Centre has established a strong reputation for quality services delivered across a diverse range of sectors, including agriculture, law, health, natural resources and sport and recreation.

Find out more at the CeRDI website.

Centre for Environmental Management (CEM)

CEM has been active in research and consultancy for both government and private organisations for over 20 years. It has built a strong reputation for its research and consultancy work in environmental management, land use management planning, flora and fauna survey and assessment, and experimental design, particularly across south east Australia and nationally.

Find out more at the CEM website.

Centre for Informatics and Applied Optimisation (CIAO)

CIAO is internationally recognised for pure and applied research in optimisation, data mining, internet commerce security, virtual reality and simulation, and health informatics.

Find out more at the CIAO website.

Centre for Multimedia Computing, Communications and Applications Research (MCCAR)

MCCAR carries out fundamental research and contributes to the development of innovative concepts and technologies in the area of multimedia computing and communications. Funded by the ARC discovery and linkage projects and other national and international grants, MCCAR's research focuses on the key issues that benefit medical imaging, digital television and video conferencing, reliable and resilient communications, and intelligent systems.

Centre for Regional Innovation and Competitiveness (CRIC)

CRIC research aims to explore the development of community, business and enterprise in a regional context and to work with public and private interests to influence measures that promote the growth and sustainability of regional Australia.

Find out more at the CRIC website.

Collaborative Research Centre in Australian History (CRCAH)

CRCAH (pronounced 'circa') brings together partner organisations with academic researchers and postgraduate students to discover and interpret Australia's cultural heritage in a strategic, long-term research program.

Find out more at the CRCAH website.

Collaborative Research Network (CRN)

CRN research focuses on the significant challenges that face regional areas and explores ways of strengthening regional well-being, health and social connectedness, and drives regional rejuvenation.

Find out more at the CRN website.

Geotechnical and Hydrogeological Engineering Research Group (GHERG)

GHERG works closely with government and industry to further improve the safety and sustainability of the open-cut mines that surround the Gippsland Campus. Funded by the Victorian Government (through the Department of Environment and Primary Industries), GHERG focuses on the key issues affecting open-cut mines in the Latrobe Valley, including slope stability, groundwater impacts, environmental rehabilitation and the long-term sustainability of mine sites.

Find out more at the GHERG website.

Nanya Station

Nanya Station is a magnificent 40,000 hectare property in far western New South Wales. Its unique system of natural salt lakes, old growth Mallee, and variety of intact ecosystems, makes Nanya a significant refuge for biological diversity. The University has been the proud custodian of Nanya since 2004, and values Nanya as an important resource in our research, conservation and education programs.

Find out more at the Nanya Station website.

Research in Educational Issues Network (REIN)

The REIN group, formed in 2011, is investigating ways to improve access to and participation in education. This work is especially important in regions such as Gippsland, where rates of year 12 completion and university participation are significantly lower than in cities and metropolitan areas.

Wimmera Research Group

The aim of this research group is to contribute to a sustainable future for rural and regional areas in Australia by undertaking research focused on building sustainable communities in collaboration with the local community and organisations.

Find out more at the Wimmera Research Group website.