Research facilities

High-impact research through state-of-the-art infrastructure
Our Core Research Facilities provide access to world-class equipment and expertise for researchers and industry as they tackle some of the greatest challenges of today.

The University of Sydney operates eight world-class Core Research Facilities across 21 sites, offering access to over 500 cutting-edge instruments supported by more than 100 highly skilled platform scientists and technicians.

Our Core Research Facilities are home to an ever-evolving suite of frontier capabilities, including first-in-country technologies. They have been central to advancing knowledge across a range of fields including medicine and health, advanced manufacturing, quantum computing biomedical engineering, life and earth sciences, digital humanities and cultural heritage, and many more.

Together, the Core Research Facilities' specialisations cover three foundational areas of research and development: modelling, making and measuring.




Research Highlights

Cover of 2023 Core Research Facilities Highlights publication

Download our Core Research Facilities Research Highlights (5.9MB / pdf)

Read about the research excellence we've enabled, and find out how we're supporting national priorities and the UN Sustainable Development Goals.


View from the labs

Take a look inside some of our world-class Core Research Facilities.

National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy

The National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS) is a federal government initiative that provides funding for major research facilities, supporting infrastructure and networks to drive research excellence. NCRIS builds collaborations between researchers, government and industry to deliver practical outcomes to complex issues challenging our society.

The University of Sydney is involved in the following NCRIS projects:


Capabilities overview (Core Research Facilities brochure)

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Core Research Facilities: Research Highlights

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Professor Simon Ringer

Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research Infrastructure)

Hector Eden

Director, Platform Operations (Research Infrastructure)

Tim Dixon

Director, Partnerships and Projects (Research Infrastructure)

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