RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES

For a country with a small population, Australia's research and development has had a significant global impact.

Many foreign researchers are hosted at Australian universities. These global research collaborations are making significant contributions to some of the most pressing issues of our time. Wi-Fi, penicillin, the cochlear implant, the black box flight recorder, and the Gardasil cervical cancer vaccine, to name a few, were all created by Australian research teams, many of whom collaborated with foreign researchers.

 

Researchers frequently collaborate across disciplines, breaking down traditional boundaries to foster productive international collaboration and accelerate practical, applied research in all fields. Wi-Fi, penicillin, the cochlear implant, the black box flight recorder, and the Gardasil cervical cancer vaccine, to name a few, were all created by Australian research teams, many of whom collaborated with foreign researchers.

 

A remarkable history of innovation

Every one of Australia's 43 universities is either "world-leading" or "world-class" in at least one research field, according to the Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) rankings. Universities in Australia collaborate closely with governments to promote international cooperation and investment in science and technology commercialisation. Many have made a name for themselves as pro-business and pro-innovation.

Individuals, populations, and industries in Australia are benefiting from research. Patient outcomes are improving as a result of health and medical research, and healthcare systems are becoming more effective. Environmental science is resulting in improved natural resource management around the world. 

 

Agricultural research is resulting in more nutritious foods and increased food security for our country. Government initiatives are becoming more successful as a result of social science research, and our understanding of group attitudes and behaviours is improving.

 

Australian university research has also resulted in the development of new industries, goods, and services. Biotechnology and medical device companies have created instruments that help doctors diagnose and treat patients more accurately.

 

Agricultural research is resulting in more nutritious foods and increased food security for our country. Government initiatives are becoming more successful as a result of social science research, and our understanding of group attitudes and behaviours is improving.

Universities Australia keeps track of Australia's research collaborations on an annual basis.

Visit the following websites to learn more about Australia's research excellence:

Excellence in Research Australia to search your proposed area of study

 

Data61+, CSIRO’s Data61 is Australia’s leading data innovation group

 

Expert Connect, a searchable database of Australia’s research expertise, with more than 60,000 expert profiles from over 220 research organisations.

 

 

You can obtain an advanced degree and continue your studies in Australia by taking higher education courses. Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctoral degrees are the three major levels of higher education. In Australia, it is normal for students to enrol in a dual or hybrid Bachelor's degree programme, which results in the awarding of two Bachelor's degrees. This is especially popular in the arts, commerce, law, and science.

 

From science to management and commerce, arts to engineering, law to health sciences, Australian universities offer a diverse range of programmes. Engineering and technology, medicine, environmental science, and accounting and finance are only a few of the fields where Australian institutions are among the best in the world. 

 

In Australia, there are 43 universities (40 Australian universities, two international universities, and one private speciality university). Many other institutions, in addition to our colleges, offer higher education courses. This website's Institution and Course Quest allows you to look for institutions and courses.

 

Our quality assurance

 

The Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency is Australia's national regulatory and quality agency for higher education (TEQSA). The Australian Government formed it to track and regulate the quality of university and non-university higher education providers against a set of standards produced by the independent Higher Education Standards Panel.

In addition, the Education Services for Overseas Students (ESOS) Act protects the following student rights:

 

All foreign students' well-being.

 

The educational experience of students is of high quality.

 

Providing correct and up-to-date details.

 

Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT)

 

Based on the results of thousands of surveys conducted by current and former domestic and foreign students, the Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT) student surveys allow comparisons of higher education institutions and study areas.​

CompareED (www.compared.edu.au/) uses QILT survey responses to enable you to analyse and compare the experiences of 2 million students and alumni from a variety of institutions and research areas and help you make informed study decisions.

 

Visit the QILT website for more information on QILT surveys www.qilt.edu.au.