Research & Advocacy

Research underpins our contribution to a sustainable world. UNSW has a proud history in diverse disciplines including solar energy, sustainable materials technology, biodiversity conservation and climate science. We will continue 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.