Research

UNSW is one of Australia's leading research intensive universities. While we conduct research across a wide range of disciplines, we are investing additional resources in areas where we feel we can make a difference. This involves building on existing strengths in fields where we are already a world leader, as well as identifying emerging problems and opportunities, and moving to meet the challenge.

For more information on areas of research at UNSW go to Research Strengths

Choose the UNSW Research strength you wish to support below. Your donation will support one of the many research projects in your area of choice.

For every $1 of funding you donate to support research at UNSW, the Commonwealth Government will provide UNSW with an additional 20-40 cents in research funding.

 

Biomedical Sciences

Biomedical science and research (or experimental medicine), is generally known simply as medical research. Biomedical Science is research which adds to the body of knowledge in the field of medicine. Biomedical Science research at UNSW includes: HIV/AIDS; Hepatitis & Immunology; Cancer; Mental Illness; Heart Disease and Ageing.

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UNSW Foundation
02 9385 3202
unswfoundation[at]unsw.edu[dot]au

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Water, Environment & Sustainability

Climate change is here to stay and urgent action is needed to avert and manage its potentially disastrous effects. UNSW research in climate change covers all aspects of the water and energy cycles. Your gift will support research in Climate Change, Sustainable Materials and Recycling, Alternative Energies and Fuels, Rivers & Wetlands, Marine Biology & Oceanography, Sustainable Cities and Bushfire Research.

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UNSW Foundation
02 9385 3202
unswfoundation[at]unsw.edu[dot]au

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Next Generation Materials and Technologies

From nanomaterials to sustainable production, UNSW is finding concrete solutions to industry demands for smart technology. Research at UNSW includes: Silicon Solar Cells (Photovoltaics); Next Generation Computing (Quantum Computing); New Generation Building Materials; Nanomaterials, Advanced Plastics (Polymers & Membranes), Superconductors, Microbial Films & Biomaterials, and Space Engineering.


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UNSW Foundation
02 9385 3202
unswfoundation[at]unsw.edu[dot]au

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Social Policy, Government and Health Policy

Contemporary global issues such as disadvantage, marginalisation and family pressures are being tackled by UNSW’s cross disciplinary researchers. Areas of interest in need of support are Community Medicine; Drug and Alcohol Policy; Ageing and Retirement; Social Impact of Disease, Risk Management & Safety, Indigenous Policy; Defence and National Security; Criminology and Human Rights.
 
Contact Information:
UNSW Foundation
02 9385 3202
unswfoundation[at]unsw.edu[dot]au

ICT, Robotics and Devices

UNSW is a world leader in the development of the world's first bionic eye. In addition, UNSW's collaborations in the arts and sciences are meeting the demand for creative media content and smarter mobile applications. Support is urgently needed for research relating to the Biomedical Engineering & Bionics, Robotics and Autonomous Systems, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, Interactive Media and Electronic Art, Simulation & Modelling, Embedded Systems & Communications, Programming Languages, Software Engineering, Fuzzy Logic, Satellite Engineering & Applications, Optical Fibre Communications(Photonics).

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UNSW Foundation
02 9385 3202
unswfoundation[at]unsw.edu[dot]au

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Business, Law and Economics

Business, Law and Economics research at UNSW covers a vast array of areas including: Business & Management, Economics, Capital Markets, Accounting, Taxation, Law, Governance & Regulation and Finance

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UNSW Foundation
02 9385 3202
unswfoundation[at]unsw.edu[dot]au

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Fundamental and Enabling Sciences

The Fundamental and Enabling Sciences are the basic building blocks underpinning all areas of research in science, engineering, technology and medicine. At UNSW we support research in Mathematics, Physics, Space Science and Engineering -Astronomy,Astrophysics, Astrobiology, Biology & Biosciences and Chemistry & Chemical Sciences.

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UNSW Foundation
02 9385 3202
unswfoundation[at]unsw.edu[dot]au

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Contemporary Humanities and Creative Arts

Research at UNSW in the Humanities studies the human condition, using methods that are primarily analytic, critical, or speculative, as distinguished from the mainly empirical approaches of the natural and social sciences. Research at UNSW includes Historical Studies, Philosophy, Literature & Languages, Korean Studies, Journalism and Media, Science & Practice of Music, Memory & Learning, Interactive Cinema (iCinema) Performing Arts,Gifted Education, Film Studies, Electronic Art, Art History.

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UNSW Foundation
02 9385 3202
unswfoundation[at]unsw.edu[dot]au

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Defence and Security

Global circumstances, change and instability has led to an increased need to support research in the areas of National Security, Law and Human rights, E-security, International Politics, Terrorism, Hypersonics, Complex Systems and Uninhabited Aerial Vehicles (UAV).


Contact Information:
UNSW Foundation
02 9385 3202
unswfoundation[at]unsw.edu[dot]au

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