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.
Our faculties have a strong focus on research. Staff within our faculties are doing some exciting research within their fields. Read more >
The Australian Retirement Research Institute (ARRI) is concerned with enabling the best possible later life transitions for all Australians, contributing to national economic performance and reducing inequalities in retirement, with an interdisciplinary approach centred on business, economics, public policy, social gerontology, health and social welfare, and regional development.
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).
The ultimate goal of CBeRI is conduct research to decrease ill health and increase wellbeing by developing, evaluating and disseminating cutting edge health care technologies that are engaging, tailored, sustainable, and scalable. The development of eHealthcare technologies will be informed by the outcomes of the biopsychosocial research investigations that use a multi-discipline/multi-levels of analysis approach.
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.
The Centre for Gippsland Studies is a research centre committed to understanding the past, present and future of the Gippsland region. We conduct high quality, community-based research in a collaborative fashion. We provide a forum for the exchange of ideas between community and academic researchers. We explore the experience of other regions in Australia and internationally.
CIAO is internationally recognised for pure and applied research in optimisation, data mining, internet commerce security, virtual reality and simulation, and health informatics.
MCCAIR develops innovative multimedia concepts, technologies and applications with a focus on three key areas: multimedia signal processing and management, multimedia communication and sensor networks, and artificial intelligence.
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.
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.
RAVE is a group of experienced researchers in adult and vocational education in the Faculty of Education and Arts.
Federation University Australia's VFR Travel Research Network is a recently formed research group, focusing on applied and knowledge-based research into Visiting Friends and Relatives (VFR) travel.
The Water Research Network is centred at the Mt Helen Campus of Federation University Australia. Our Network 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.
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.