Research news, events & publications

Stay up-to-date with the latest research developments from VU. Our reports and publications offer a useful overview of research activities and successes.


Our research news outlets are a great way to find out about the latest achievements of our researchers.

Research Matters newsletter

Research Matters is a monthly bulletin that celebrates the achievements of research staff and students across the University. It also includes details of research-related events and activities.

Subscribe to Research Matters to receive monthly updates straight to your inbox.

VU research on social media

You can also find all the latest VU research on social media:


Three minute thesis presentation

Our research events showcase research highlights and offer valuable networking opportunities to connect staff and students from different research areas.

Three minute thesis (3MT) competition

The 3MT competition invites graduate students to present a three-minute speech on their thesis topic and its significance to the wider community.

Five minute research pitch (5RP)

In the 5RP competition, researchers deliver a five-minute presentation of a current research project.

VU Research Festival

The annual VU Research Festival is a fortnight of research-focused events for VU staff, students, industry and the community.


Get information on research courses and VU research developments through our publications.

2016 Research Highlights cover

Research Highlights

Research Highlights offers a snapshot of the exciting and important research taking place at VU, especially within our areas of research focus.

Postgraduate course guides

Our postgraduate course guides provide an overview of postgraduate courses offered by the University.

Find out more about the postgraduate coursework and research degrees offered at VU.

Research papers

The VU Research Repository is an open access deposit collection of papers that showcases the research and scholarly outputs from VU staff and higher degree by research students.

VU researchers on The Conversation

Since The Conversation launched in March 2011, VU academics have written more than 400 articles, read by over a million people. With statistics like those we have consistently ranked in the top 20 for readers out of hundreds of universities and research institutes who contribute to the site from around the world.

VU research mailing lists

'Research Info' is an internal Victoria University email list used for the distribution of research-related information and discussion. It is essential that all VU staff and students engaged in research subscribe to this service. This list is moderated to ensure only relevant material is posted.

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