Any great University is built on two pillars - teaching and research.  La Trobe University is committed to research within our regional catchments.  There are many of our Mildura campus staff who are research active in our region, these you can read about in our campus profiles section.  There are also many La Trobe academics from our campuses conducting meaningful research in our community.

The last couple of years our local Higher Degree Research students have put on a fun social event, called Research by the River, aimed at showcasing their research to our community.  This event will take place again later in 2018.

Get a research degree

Make a real world impact with a research degree at La Trobe University.  If you live in Mildura and would like to talk to us about studying for a graduate research degree, please get in touch.  There's also information on our Graduate Research School website.

Industry PhD Program

The La Trobe Industry PhD program is a cost-effective and innovative way to solve industry problems.  If you're an organisation who'd like to have a conversation about a potential industry PhD project, please make contact:

Dr Evelien Spelten
P: (03) 5051 4071

Centre for Freshwater Ecosystems

The Centre for Freshwater Ecosystems (CFE) brings together a wealth of expertise to understand and solve significant challenges to support the sustainable management of freshwater ecosystems. Our work directly supports decision-making regarding maintenance and restoration of the long-term health of rivers, catchments, floodplains and wetlands.