Our research

Learn about our research expertise, research study programs, industry partnerships and state-of-the-art research facilities.

Culture, creativity & societies »

Understanding cultures and the complex relationships in societies.

Priority areas of research

  • Humanities
  • Indigenous studies
  • Social sciences
  • Social structures & processes
  • The arts

Environment & sustainability »

Sustainable use of resources in Australia and the world.

Priority areas of research

  • Biodiversity
  • Climate change
  • Earth & environmental sciences
  • Energy alternatives
  • Resource & environmental management

Future security »

A secure, stable and equitable world for all people.

Priority areas of research

  • Food security
  • Resilience & adaptation
  • Secure networks
  • Security policy
  • Strategy & defence

Health & medicine »

Better health for our people, our nation and our world.

Priority areas of research

  • Combating diseases & conditions
  • Health policy
  • Mental health & cognition
  • Population health

Our regional & global context »

Engagement and influence in the Asia-Pacific region and beyond.

Priority areas of research

  • Asia & Pacific countries
  • Economic growth & wellbeing
  • International studies
  • Northern Australia
  • Political sciences
  • Prosperity in our region
  • Regulation, justice & law

Science & innovative technology »

Solving deep problems through blue-sky and applied scientific research.

Priority areas of research

  • Earth sciences
  • Enabling science
  • Information age
  • New materials & processes
  • Physics & engineering
  • Space sciences