Hold your conference in Australia's leading knowledge city and capitalise on the best of Melbourne's IQ.

Melbourne transforms ideas into world-changing innovations and initiatives. Led by some of the best scientific and creative minds, Melbourne is the birthplace of inventions including Relenza, the anti-flu drug, and the Bionic Ear and continues today to lead in areas of HIV research and nanotechnology. 

The city excels in the fields of medicine, science, technology, engineering and education and is recognised as a centre of excellence for research and development in these sectors.

Melbourne offers associations access to its world-leading research institutes and connections to academics to facilitate strong education programs and powerful knowledge sharing; leading to research innovations and breakthrough legacies that help shape the future.

Melbourne's knowledge precincts

Melbourne is home to three knowledge precincts bringing together academic institutions, research and medical centres and industry to foster world-leading innovation.

The Biomedical Precinct (previously referred to as the Parkville Precinct), South East Melbourne Innovation Precinct, and the Northern Precinct collectively house some of the world's leading research institutes. The Biomedical Precinct is without parallel in the southern hemisphere and is one of the few such concentrations of research excellence worldwide.

Key institutes include:

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To learn more about the University of Melbourne visit unimelb.edu.au

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