Centres, institutes and chairs

Victoria has many research centres, institutes and professorial research chairs working on collaborative and specialised research.

Our research centres are made up of research staff within schools and often include academics from other disciplines and faculties. Many have a national or international focus and are linked with several other organisations and universities.

Browse our featured research centres below or link to the full list at the foot of this page.

Institute of Governance and Policy Studies

The Institute for Governance and Policy Studies (IGPS) aims to lift environmental, social and economic outcomes for all New Zealanders via good public policy.

New Zealand Centre of International Economic Law

The New Zealand Centre of International Economic Law encourages discussion and research on issues relating to international economic law.

Health Services Research Centre

The Health Services Research Centre focuses on the study of the health and disability needs of communities and the services provided to them.

Centre for Women's Health Research

The Centre for Women's Health Research is dedicated to improving the health outcomes of our nation's women and children.

Centre for Strategic Studies

The Centre for Strategic Studies is central to research and public dialogue on strategic and security issues in New Zealand.

New Zealand Contemporary China Research Centre

The Centre promotes knowledge and understanding of contemporary China in New Zealand through research, collaboration and knowledge sharing.

New Zealand India Research Institute

The Institute includes scholars from seven New Zealand universities who work together to promote and facilitate research on India and NZ-India relations.

Stout Research Centre

The Stout Research Centre was established to encourage and coordinate academic research and understanding of New Zealand society, history and culture.

Centre for Biodiscovery

The Centre’s research aims to enhance health and wellbeing through the discovery and development of sustainable, nature-inspired products and processes.

MacDiarmid Institute for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology

The MacDiarmid Institute is a network of top New Zealand materials scientists who push the frontiers of materials science through research and innovation.

Chair in the Economics of Disasters

Research by the Chair in the Economics of Disasters focuses on the economic impact of natural disasters and how this can be reduced and better managed.

Diana Unwin Chair in Restorative Justice

The Diana Unwin Chair in Restorative Justice provides a focus for collaborative research and teaching on restorative justice theories, policies and practices.