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Our Research

Southern Cross University conducts research in areas for which we are known for having excellence, and is readily scalable from a regional model to have impact at both the national and international level. We are known for having world leading expertise and infrastructure with our researchers contributing to solving real world problems around climate change, natural resource management, food security, health and wellbeing and social welfare.

In the Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) 2015 national report nine of our research areas were rated as 'well above world standard'. Please visit 2015 ERA Outcomes for further information.

Our research is conducted through our Schools, Research Institutes and Research Centres. We are actively involved in Co-operative Research Centres and our involvement in a federally funded Collaborative Research Network (CRN) project has been central to our ability to build multidisciplinary capacity which aims to ensure research informs public policy.' Download the 2012-2015 CRN Report Fact Sheet (pdf).

Research Institutes and Research Centres

  • Institute for Innovative Agriculture
  • Institute for Development, Environment and Sustainability (IDEAS)
  • Institute for Regional Futures
  • Schools

  • School of Arts and Social Sciences
  • School of Business and Tourism
  • School of Education
  • School of Environment, Science and Engineering

  • School of Health and Human Sciences
  • School of Law and Justice
  • Cooperative Research Centres

    Southern Cross University participates in a range of Cooperative Research Centres including: