Industry and community engagement

The Graduate Research School is setting up initiatives and developing programs to enhance university-industry collaborations in research training. Our understanding of ‘industry’ is very broad and encompasses all sectors outside of the academia, including private sector organisations, Government bodies, non-governmental organisations and community groups in a variety of fields.

University-industry collaborations bring multiple benefits to all parties involved, including:

  • Creating positive real-life impact through research
  • Providing industries access to University expertise that will help them solve their problems and achieve their goals
  • Equipping graduate researchers with knowledge and skills necessary for rewarding careers – whether within academia or industry.

We offer three streams of industry engagement opportunities for our graduate researchers:

Industry internships

Industry internships for La Trobe graduate researchers.

Industry mentoring

Increasing collaboration between industry and public researchers.

La Trobe PhD - with an industry focus

Solve industry-relevant problems at a commercially relevant pace, while maintaining the academic rigour of our La Trobe PhD