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 Centre in Australian History (CRCAH)

Collaborative Research Centre in Australian History (CRCAH)

The Collaborative Research Centre in Australian History (CRCAH – pronounced ‘circa’) leads historical research at Federation University Australia.We are committed to the notion that history matters, to identity, to policy, to industry, to regional growth and development. Read more >


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 Gippsland Studies (CGS)

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.

Find out more on the Centre for Gippsland Studies (CGS) 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 Multimedia Computing, Communications, and Artificial Intelligence Research (MCCAIR)

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.

Find out more on the Centre for Multimedia Computing, Communications, and Artificial Intelligence Research (MCCAIR) website

Collaborative Research Centre in Australian History (CRCAH)

The Collaborative Research Centre in Australian History (CRCAH – pronounced ‘circa’) leads historical research at Federation University Australia.

We are committed to the notion that history matters, to identity, to policy, to industry, to regional growth and development.

Find out more on the Collaborative Research Centre in Australian History (CRCAH) 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