Research & Advocacy

At UNSW, we are continually breaking new ground with our research into sustainability-related disciplines including solar energy, sustainable materials technology, biodiversity conservation, and climate change science. This research underpins our contribution to a sustainable world.

We will continue our research and thought leadership to address global environmental challenges, communicating our findings to the wider community and showcasing research on campus.


  • Support researchers to develop solutions to global environmental challenges

  • Be a leading advocate for a sustainable world by advancing policy discussion and debate


  • Implement one sustainability-related research showcasing project on campus by 2020.


  • Communicate UNSW environmental and sustainability-related research to the community and broader society.
  • Provide thought leadership on environmental and sustainability issues through the Grand Challenges program.
  • Invest in new and emerging research areas including Digital Grid and Materials and Manufacturing.