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Research centres

Supporting collaborative, multidisciplinary research

Our research centres are focussed on tackling problems from all angles, addressing major social challenges and specialist interest areas.

Multidisciplinary University-wide centres

Sydney is home to several multidisciplinary research centres and programs which bring together talented researchers across diverse disciplines to advance teaching and research objectives in a collaborative environment.

These centres create thought leadership, delivering research excellence and education opportunities in established and developing areas of strength, across all our faculties.

Faculty-based centres

ARC Centres of Excellence

Australian Research Council (ARC) centres of excellence facilitate collaboration between universities, government, research organisations and businesses to create expertise in their field. ARC Centres of Excellence are funded on the basis of research excellence and their potential to contribute to the economic, social and cultural development of Australia.

The University of Sydney is home to two ARC Centres of Excellence:

We also play a fundamental role in nine national ARC Centres of Excellence:

Find out more about ARC Centres of Excellence.

NHMRC Centres of Research Excellence

These collaborative centres are funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) to support teams of researchers pursuing innovative, high-quality research in health across five priority areas:

  • Clinical research
  • Health services research
  • Population health research
  • Infectious disease emergency response research
  • Indigenous researcher capacity building
Find out more about NHMRC funding schemes.

NHMRC Funding rounds

Centre of Research Excellence in the Early Prevention of Obesity in Childhood

Centre of Research Excellence in Protecting the public from emerging infectious diseases

Centre of Research Excellence in creating sustainable healthcare: ensuring new diagnostics avoid harms, improve outcomes, and direct resources wisely

Centre of Research Excellence in Diabetic Retinopathy – Closing the Loop for Diabetic Eye Care and Complication Risk Mitigation

Cooperative Research Centres

The University's engagement with industry and community is supported by our involvement in Cooperative Research Centres (CRCs) as either a core or supporting participant.

The program is led by industry to create partnerships between the University, business and the community. CRCs help to develop new technologies, products and services for specific community and industry challenges.

Find out more about the Cooperative Research Centres program.