Support for current students and staff

Study with us

We provide excellent support and services for our higher degree by research (HDR) students. Whether you choose a masters degree or a doctoral degree, you will find a stimulating and rewarding culture waiting for you.

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Research priority areas

In October 2016 Federation University Australia announced its research priority areas (RPA):

  • Information forensics and security
  • Transformative and preventative health
  • History and heritage
  • Improving policy and practice in vocational education and training (VET)
  • Dynamic landscapes

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Research facilities

Come see our research facilities at Ballarat Technology Park, the Gippsland Enterprise Centre at Churchill, Gippsland and our superb environmental research facility at Nanya Station in far western New South Wales.

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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.

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Our research

Interested in knowing more about or participating in our current research?

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Research and innovation

Contact us




F Building, Mt Helen Campus

Federation University Australia
PO Box 663
Ballarat VIC 3353


Northways Road
Churchill VIC 3842

Staff profiles

For staff profiles and individual contact details, please go to our Staff profiles page.

We serve regional needs by establishing research programs in critical areas. These programs aim to attract the best researchers in their respective fields to our campuses from around Australia and globally, so that we are better able to understand and address the challenges that face regional communities here and abroad.

Ours is a commitment to a carefully targeted number of outstanding research programs that deliver real outcomes and tangible benefits for our regional sustainability and our shared future.

Addressing the challenges of our regions

Our research areas include:

  • Regional studies
  • Community resilience
  • Rural health and ageing
  • Innovation in coal, geotechnical and hydro geotechnical engineering
  • Agricultural, environmental and animal science

Attracting and retaining the best people

We provide resources and support to our research programs so that they demonstrate the national and international prestige required to attract and retain the best researchers in their fields. We bring students and academics to our campuses from across the country, while also taking deliberate steps to retain those already in the region.

Leveraging our research reputation for regional benefit

We pursue research collaborations with leading international institutions – including those with whom we establish educational partnership – and use these to the benefit of industries, businesses and organisations in regional Victoria seeking to access global exposure, interest and investment.