Research Centres and Institutes
The Centre for Creative and Cultural Research
The Centre for Creative and Cultural Research (CCCR) brings together staff, adjuncts, research students and visiting fellows who work on key challenges within the cultural sector and creative field. A central feature of our research concerns the effects of digitisation and globalisation on cultural producers, whether individuals, communities or organisations.
The News and Media Research Centre
The News and Media Research Centre (N&MRC) undertakes research which monitors the impact of digital media technologies on society. We assess the continuing influence of media content in shaping the way we communicate with each other and understand the world around us, particularly in relation to key issues such as health and the environment.
Centre for Sustainable Communities
The Centre for Sustainable Communities (CSC) aims to contribute to sustainable social, cultural and economic development by providing research and professional development services to communities, government and the private sector.
STEM Education Research Centre
The STEM Education Research Centre (SERC) focuses on innovations in technology and STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education research. Our mission is to influence policy and practice through applied social and cognitive research situated within contextually-bounded settings. Our research covers three overarching themes:
- Mathematical Sciences and Technology: STEM Pedagogy and Practice
- Policy and Leadership: Comparative Studies
- Learning Environments and Communities: Design Processes and Digital Technologies.
Institute for Applied Ecology
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 Institute operates within two specialised centres: the Centre for Conservation Ecology and Genetics, and the Centre for Applied Water Science.
Centre for Conservation Ecology and Genomics
The Centre for Conservation Ecology and Genomics (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.
Centre for Applied Water Science
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. Building on the experience and capabilities present at UC and leveraging off existing networks and funding, CAWS will establish the university as an international leader in research and knowledge-generation in the area of ‘managed waters’.
Institute for Governance and Policy Analysis
Institute for Governance and Policy Analysis (IGPA) was established at the University of Canberra. This harnessed the research strengths of the National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling (NATSEM) and the ANZSOG Institute for Governance (ANZSIG) along with those of the Centre for Deliberative Democracy and Global Governance (CDDGG) which re-located to UC from the ANU. The aim was to create and sustain an international class research institution for the study and practice of governance and public policy. In 2017 the 50/50 by 2030 Foundation – a high profile gender equality initiative – was established at UC attached to IGPA, and in September 2018 the Democracy 2025 project was created in IGPA as a partnership between UC and the Museum of Australian Democracy (MoAD).
Centre for Deliberative Democracy and Global Governance
The Centre for Deliberative Democracy and Global Governance is the world-leading research centre for the study of deliberative democracy. It currently has nine full-time academic staff, seven PhD students, and two adjunct professors working on a diverse range of theoretical and empirical projects related to deliberative democracy.
National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling
The National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling (NATSEM) is an international leader in supporting strong policy through robust evidence. It is known as a national centre of excellence in microsimulation, economic modelling and policy evaluation.
Centre for Change Governance
The Centre for Change Governance (CCG) is a vibrant research centre located within the Institute for Governance and Policy Analysis (IGPA) and the Faculty of Business, Government and Law (BGL).
50/50 by 2030 Foundation
The 50/50 by 2030 Foundation is a bold new gender equality initiative established by the Institute for Governance and Policy Analysis (IGPA), at the University of Canberra, Australia. The Foundation was officially launched by the Minister for Women, Senator The Hon Michaela Cash, and Dame Quentin Bryce AD CVO on 12 September 2017 at the Museum of Australian Democracy, Canberra.
Research Institute for Sport and Exercise
The University of Canberra Research Institute for Sport and Exercise (RISE) is a research and innovation institute bringing together staff from a wide variety of academic disciplines around the theme of sport and exercise. It has been created to support the University's sporting aspirations through strategic planning and leadership, the co-ordination of sport-related research, consultancy across its faculties and the development of external partnerships.
Health Research Institute
Excellence in research is at the core of our vision for the Health Research Institute (HRI) which brings together University-wide expertise in clinical sciences, public health, urban planning, and health services research across the continuum of 'whole of person health to whole of population' (Melodi Licht 2007). HRI consolidates and showcases the University's health research strengths, building the scale, scope, sustainability and infrastructure necessary to support world-class health research and to take it to the world.