The School of Agriculture, Food and Ecosystem Sciences (SAFES) brings together a variety of discipline strengths and innovative solutions in ecosystem processes and management, food industries and systems, and agricultural practices and industry.
Our school at a glance
We develop high-quality, high-impact solutions to address a wide range of issues including climate change, food security, biodiversity conservation, sustainable forest management, invasive species, and environmentally and economically sustainable agricultural practices.
Study with us
With deep expertise across a variety of disciplines, passionate researchers, a vibrant student cohort and strong industry networks, we provide specialist training in undergraduate, graduate coursework and graduate research studies.
Engage with us
We are actively engaged in partnerships with industry, government, alumni and the community to share knowledge and develop solutions to real-world problems. Engage with us to explore working together in research, commercialisation and executive education.
Each of our four campuses have historical ties to specific disciplines, which continue to evolve and address contemporary land and environment issues. This reach provides a unique opportunity for our students and researchers to collaborate on real-world issues and access a wide range of industry partnerships and internships.
Burnley campus facilities
Burnley has been a centre for teaching and research in Urban Horticulture since 1891, and is situated within the beautiful heritage-listed Burnley Gardens.
Creswick campus facilities
Located in a forest setting with heritage-listed buildings, the Creswick Campus has been a centre for Forest Science and research since 1910.
Dookie campus facilities
The Dookie Campus is an agricultural facility set on the tranquil rolling hills between Shepparton and Benalla in Victoria, Australia.
Parkville campus facilities
Located just a few minutes from Melbourne's central business district, Parkville is the main campus of the University of Melbourne.