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At the MDFRC we support students through the following pathways:

- Higher Degree Projects

- Honours Projects

- Summer Cadetship Programs

- Education Programs

Thirty PhD students from seven Universites have undertaken their doctoral research through
MDFRC, with an additonal 37 Honours or Masters Students having studied at MDFRC.
Over 638 students across the Murray‐Darling Basin have partcipated in the Rotary Murray‐
Darling School of Freshwater Research held in Albury‐Wodonga, and an additonal 407 students
have taken part in the Health of the River Forum held near Mildura.


The MDFRC is a partner in the La Trobe University Science Faculty Industry Cadetship Program.
Each year MDFRC host up to six cadets through this program at laboratories in Wodonga
and Mildura. These ten week, paid placements provide an excellent way for undergraduate
students to experience the working environment of an ecological research organisation.
Students from the following schools are eligible to apply; Botany, Environmental Management
and Ecology and Zoology.