The Melbourne Biomedical Precinct is made up of 30 hospitals, medical research institutes, biotechnology organsiations and universities largely collocated to the north of Melbourne’s CBD in the area extending from East Melbourne, Parkville, Carlton and North Melbourne to Royal Park in the north.
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The reach of the Precinct goes beyond its geographical boundaries with collaborations with other universities, hospitals and research organisations throughout Victoria, Australia and the world.
In particular the Precinct works with other clusters around Monash, Deakin, LaTrobe and Swinburne universities and the Alfred Medical Research and Education Precinct in Victoria.
The Precinct employs tens of thousands of people including 10,000 researchers and about 7,000 biomedical, health and medical students located in the Precinct.
It consistently attracts around 23% of NHMRC funding annually, more than any other state in Australia, and has a publication citation rate twice the international average.