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.

Collaborative Research Network (CRN)

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. Read more >


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 on the Australian Centre for Research into Injury in Sport and its Prevention (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 on the Australia-China Wetland Network Research Partnership website

Centre for eResearch and Digital Innovation (CeRDI)

The Centre for eResearch and Digital Innovation (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 on the Centre for eResearch and Digital Innovation website

Centre for Environmental Management (CEM)

The Centre for Environmental Management 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 on the Centre for Environmental Management (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 on the Centre for Informatics and Applied Optimisation (CIAO) website

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 on the Centre for Regional Innovation and Competitiveness (CRIC) website

Collaborative Research Centre in Australian History (CRCAH)

The Collaborative Research Centre in Australian History (CRCAH), which is 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 on the Collaborative Research Centre in Australian History (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 on the Collaborative Research Network (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 on the Geotechnical and Hydrogeological Engineering Research Group (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 on the Nanya Station website

Water Research Network

The Water Research Network is centred at the Mt Helen Campus of Federation University Australia.  It was established in late 2014 when the water research strengths of the Collaborative Research Network (CRN), Water in Drylands Collaborative Research Program (WIDCORP) and the Centre for Environmental Management (CEM) were merged.

Find out more on the Water Research Network website

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 on the Wimmera Research Group website