Our partners

CMCRC has a range of research partners, including stock exchanges, regulators, health insurers, technology companies, insurance companies and leading universities. Our research partner base has a distinct international flavour with the US, UK, Scandinavia, Canada, Singapore, Hong Kong, Italy and Slovenia all represented.

We invite organisations to become CMCRC research partners and experience the mutual benefits provided by our world-leading Industrial PhD Program.

Benefits for industry partners

  • Access to outstanding, trained industry-ready PhD researchers in finance, health and computer science, all supervised by world-leading academics to solve complex industry challenges.
  • Access to high end severs for processing vast volumes of data, plus terabyte-scale databases and sophisticated data management software.
  • Access to the CMCRC programming team.
  • Access to unique market data.
  • Meaningful returns on investment.

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Benefits for university partners

  • Involvement in the leading education and training program providing PhD candidates with skills and resources to deliver high-calibre, commercially relevant research.
  • Access to industry networks.
  • Means of attracting quality students, staff, funding and support.
  • Access to commercial and privileged market data.
  • Access to world-leading data research and intelligence infrastructure.
  • Meaningful returns on investment.

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How the CMCRC Industrial PhD Program works

  1. High-quality PhD students are sourced from Honours (Class I) and Masters graduates in accounting, finance, economics, health economics and IT. 
  2. Applicants are closely vetted by a selection committee. Shortlisted students are then interviewed and selected by the industry sponsor.
  3. Once appointed, students spend three years working on industry research problems with both an academic and industry supervisor. (The academic supervisor is responsible for the academic component of the student’s research, including research methodology and the production of at least one academic article per year. The industry supervisor is responsible for the research problem and data access.)


The funding per PhD student is $50,000 p.a. (provided by the industry partner), which is paid to the student as a tax-free scholarship. The supervisor is entitled to an allowance of $10,000 p.a. If the PhD student is required to undertake international travel, additional funding of $20,000 p.a. is required to cover international airfares and accommodation for up to six months, usually spent onsite with the industry partner. The total cost for an international PhD student is $80,000 p.a. CMCRC funds all associated administration and infrastructure costs.

If a Cotutelle arrangement is organised with an existing CMCRC partner university, the funding required for a PhD student is split between the two universities.