Australian Centre for Astrobiology
ACA is one of the few organisations in the world that is truly inter and multi-disciplinary in a way that is reflective of astrobiology as well as being the only centre of astrobiological research in Australia. Its key goals include contributing to the understanding of the origin of life on Earth and to set an Australian life-seeking instrument on the surface of Mars. In addition to being an Associate Member of the NASA Astrobiology Institute, it also has close links with the European Space Agency and other international space agencies and institutions.
Australian Centre for NanoMedicine
The Australian Centre for NanoMedicine combines Medicine, Science and Engineering to deliver therapeutic solutions to research problems in medicine. Through a commitment to research, education, knowledge transfer and commercialisation, ACN is dedicated to the prevention, diagnostics and curing of diseases.
Centre for Ecosystem Science
CES focuses research effort on the key threats, risks and uncertainties facing biodiversity of wetlands and rivers and their conservation values. We are also involved similar challenges in terrestrial ecosystems. We have a strong emphasis on providing rigorous advice to governments at State and Federal levels and building expertise in the adaptive management of Australia’s ecosystems. Communication of research results is a key objective through peer reviewed papers, the media, electronic databases and other research outputs.
Centre for Marine Bio-Innovation
The Centre for Marine Bio-Innovation (CMB) is an international focal point for interdisciplinary basic and applied research into chemically mediated interactions between organisms. It drives research excellence in a number of platforms, including microbial biofilms and bacterial signalling, marine chemical ecology and prokaryote-eukaryote interactions, environmental and microbial genomics, colonisation biology of marine sessile organisms, novel antifouling technologies, bioremediation, inter-kingdom signalling and the bridge between environmental microbiology and engineering. These research platforms are based on understanding, in a mechanistic fashion, how chemical signals mediate the ecology, physiology and molecular biology of organisms, and the subsequent application of this knowledge to novel biotechnologies across environmental, industrial and medical settings.
Centre for Quantum Computation and Communication Technology
The Australian Centre of Excellence for Quantum Computation and Communication Technology is an international research effort to develop the science and technology of a global quantum information network, encompassing ultra-fast quantum computation, absolutely secure quantum communication and distributed quantum information processing.
Centre of Excellence for Climate System Science
The Centre of Excellence for Climate System Science is a major initiative funded by the Australian Research Council. The Centre is an international research consortium of five Australian universities and a suite of outstanding national and international partner organisations. It will build on and improve existing understanding of the modeling of regional climates to enable enhanced adaptation to and management of climate change, particularly in the Australian region.
Centre of Research Excellence in Brain Recovery
The Moving Ahead Centre of Research Excellence (CRE) in Brain Recovery is the first centre worldwide to take a multidisciplinary, multisite approach to addressing the psychosocial rehabilitation of individuals following TBI. Moving Ahead brings together key experts from a range of partner universities, hospitals and research institutes in Australia and overseas.
Centre for Sustainable Materials Research and Technology (SMaRT)
SMaRT has strong relationships with Industry and Research partners from the metallurgical, materials, building, construction and mining sectors across the globe. The Centre has 20 academic staff and postdoctoral researchers. The Centre also has state-of-the-art Research Infrastructure funded through the Vice- Chancellor's strategic priorities funding, along with well-equipped sustainable materials laboratories.
Climate Change Research Centre (CCRC)
UNSW CCRC is a multi-disciplinary research group comprising one of the largest university research facilities of its kind in Australia. CCRC houses research expertise in the key areas Earth's climate: atmospheric, oceanic and terrestrial processes.
Evolution & Ecology Research Centre
The Evolution & Ecology Research Centre draws together the diverse strengths of 18 academic staff, 8 independent research fellows, and over forty postgraduate students from the School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences, the School of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences, and the School of Mathematics and Statistics at UNSW in Sydney. The Centre's purpose is to build capacity for and quality of research, including postgraduate research and supervision. To do so, we provide seed funding for innovative new research collaborations, recognize excellence in research, learning and supervision, run an innovative Graduate Program in Evolution & Ecology, and engage in public outreach relating to evolution and ecology.
Ramaciotti Centre for Genomics
The Ramaciotti Centre for Genomics is a not-for-profit provider of genomic services. We enable access to state-of-the-art, cutting edge technologies and deliver data of the highest quality to our end users. Our technology suite includes long- and short-read next-generation sequencing, single-cell analysis, microarrays and Sanger sequencing.
Sydney Institute of Marine Science (SIMS)
The Sydney Institute of Marine Science (SIMS) is a not for profit unlisted public company founded in 2005 by four universities (Macquarie, NSW, Sydney and UTS) as a collaborative research institute bringing together scientists from the universities in the greater Sydney region and from several state and federal government departments, The Australian Museum and the Australian Defence Science & Technology Organisation. It is the principal marine research institute on the South-East Australian coast.
Transport and Road Safety (TARS) Research
Transport and Road Safety (TARS) Research is a research group at UNSW dedicated entirely to road and transport safety research. The philosophy of the road and transport safety research focus at the TARS is the safe system principle, commonly used in occupational health and safety and adopted by the Australian Transport Council in 2004. This requires a multi-disciplinary approach to road safety research and policy development, where researchers focus on Safer Roads, Safer Vehicles, and Safer People and their integration into a Safe System.