The Faculty of Science and Technology including the Institute for Applied Ecology performs world-class research with a focus on tackling the challenges of connected, healthy and sustainable communities in the 21st century through scientific and technological discovery. Our researchers in information technology, computer science, information systems, engineering, mathematics, statistics, biomedical science, forensic studies and environmental science investigate different facets of these challenges. Our Higher Degree by Research (HDR) students are part of a vibrant, interdisciplinary research community with access to world-class supervision and state of the art research laboratories and equipment.
The Faculty's research is organised through the Institute for Applied Ecology, the Centre for Research in Therapeutic Solutions, the Human-Centred Technology Research Centre and the National Centre for Forensic Studies. Our research teams collaborate with researchers around Australia and the world. The Faculty's researchers and HDR students hail from more than 20 countries. We welcome visiting researchers and research students.
The Centre for Conservation Ecology and Genetics (CCEG) is committed to society’s goal of inter-generational equity, whereby we have a commitment to leave the environment at least as diverse, healthy and productive as it is now, for future generations.
The Centre for Applied Water Science (CAWS) aspires to be a national and international leader in applying the best science to achieving solutions to water management challenges.
The Human-Centred Technology Research Cluster endeavours to perform world-class research that puts the human user at the centre of the technology development. Researchers at HCT undertake fundamental and applied research into the nature, creation and use of technology that enables people in all walks of life to take knowledgeable, well-informed and responsible actions. The HCT Research Centre focuses on technology research that assists humans in their life and learning, that supports them in their health and well-being, that enables them to perform and communicate better, that allows them to be more secure, and that empowers them to achieve their goals.
The Institute for Applied Ecology undertakes world class research to improve our understanding of the environment, and enhance decision-making for natural resource management and sustainable development.
The Biomedical Research Cluster is an interdisciplinary team of internationally recognised leaders who apply their expertise (techniques, tools, perspectives, concepts) in the development of novel therapeutic solutions using approaches not able to be delivered through single disciplines.
The Research Cluster for Digital Inequality and Social Change (RC-disc) is built on the research strength and interest of a multi-disciplinary research group focusing on:
- Digital divide/inequality
- ICT for development (ICT4D)
- Antecedents of digital and social transformation
- Socio-cultural impact of IT
- Ethics, privacy, wellbeing and security
- IT for marginalised and indigenous societies.