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Africa Research Group

Murdoch University is a leading Australian research organisation, with its projects increasingly finding their way onto the world stage. It is committed to innovation and high quality higher education that can be applied on a global level.

Members of Murdoch University’s trans-disciplinary Africa Research Group have been focused on African research questions in some cases for more than three decades. All members have strong ties with African-based researchers and collaborate with African industry, academic institutions, government agencies and NGO’s. They have, in total, published over 200 peer reviewed papers, chapters and books with a distinctive African focus, and receive research funding from AusAID, Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research, the Australian Research Council, the Gates Foundation, and UNICEF. The Group hosts a number of research forums, most notably the African Australian Research Forum, associated with the annual Africa Down Under.

Active Research Grants

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Murdoch's current research grants include four AusAID Development Research Award Scheme (ADRAS) grants.


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Murdoch's partnerships in Africa include the African Technology Policy Studies (ATPS) network, the Australia-Africa Universities Network (AAUN) and the African Studies Association of Australasia and the Pacific (AFSAAP).


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Murdoch researchers span a broad range of fields, including the biological, animal, medical, environmental, mathematical and social sciences, energy studies, law, politics and filmmaking.