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Research at Southern Cross University

Southern Cross University aims to create research and research training that has global and regional impact and relevance. The University's research centres and clusters are focused on creating knowledge in our areas of research strength including, environmental sciences, plant sciences, geoscience, forestry, gambling research, marine science, business, education and tourism.

The Division of Research (DoR) at Southern Cross University concentrates on developing research activities in fields of local, national and international significance. The Division supports the SCU research community by providing a range of services to both staff and student researchers.

Higher Degrees Research and Scholarships

The Research Training Unit provides leadership and support to research candidates to enable them to achieve their goals. The Unit works to provide quality assurance across the complete academic cycle of a postgraduate research candidate - from recruitment, to supervision, to supported candidate progress, through to examination. This Unit works with supervisors to ensure quality of experience for all postgraduate students.

Research Services and Grants

The Research and Commercial Services Unit supports business development in the field of research including the sourcing of funding, scholarships and grants and the development of research contracts.

Research Committees

The Division also administers policies and rules as they relate to research through the Research Committee and for research training through the Higher Degrees Research Committee (HDRC).

Updated: 15 January 2014