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Our four flagship research institutes drive research collaboration across ²ʿ, building on the depth and excellence of our discipline-specific research activity. With multidisciplinary research teams, they tackle big challenges that have the potential to transform.

They’re innovating across sectors, from game-changing technologies for energy storage to easing the burden on Australia's healthcare system with apps; mapping everyday acts of charity and volunteer work and leading Industry 4.0 developments within health and smart cities domains.

Worked with 140+ partners

280+ researchers across almost 200 cross-disciplinary projects

130+ events to engage our communities

Our research institutes

Outwardly focused and outcome-oriented, we partner with industry, government, community organisations, not-for-profits and more to find innovative solutions to real-world problems.

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Our research centres and groups cultivate strength in specialist areas by concentrating resources in one place. All research centres have an excellent record of scholarship, publication and research funding.

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  • Research
    • Technology
    • Business
    • Information Technology
    • Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

    Women's eSafety by Design

    Join in a conversation envisioning a world of online safety and network with the eSafety Commissioner,Julie Inman-Grant, ²ʿ researchers and ²ʿ partner organisations working to end all forms of violence against women and children.

    Tue 5 September
    5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
    Level 3, AMDC Building, ²ʿ University, 469-477 Burwood Rd, Hawthorn
    Free
    Register now (Women's eSafety by Design)
  • Research
    • Technology
    • Information Technology
    • Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

    Technology x Society Forum: Implementing Australia's AI Ethics Principles

    We invite you to join Rita Arrigo, Strategic Engagement Manager at CSIRO National AI Centre and Professor Lawrie Zion, Associate Dean, Research and Industry Engagement, La Trobe University in conversation about implementing Australia's AI Ethics Principles.

    Tue 11 July
    1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
    Online
    Free
    Register now (Technology x Society Forum: Implementing Australia's AI Ethics Principles)
  • Research
    • Technology
    • Industry 4.0
    • Information Technology
    • Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

    Technology x Society Forum: A Socio-Technical Approach to Public Interest Technology

    This webinar will provide an introduction to socio-technical theory, as applied to Public Interest Technology (PIT), demonstrating the value of an emergent framework for advancing the design, development and implementation of PIT in a way that is human-centric and emphasises values as core to the PIT research agenda.

    Tue 5 April
    12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
    Online
    Free
    Register now (Technology x Society Forum: A Socio-Technical Approach to Public Interest Technology)
  • Research
    • Research Impact
    • Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

    Achieving Social Connection & Community Resilience: Joining the dots between policy, practice, research, and community

    The event presents the latest evidence from the Australian Research Council funded project ‘Activating Social Connection’, with a keynote from Hon. Dr Andrew Leigh MP. Speakers who are leaders in their fields will address practice and policy questions raised in the research and offer constructive, feasible actions for improvement.

    Tue 6 June
    9:00 AM to 4:30 PM
    Plenty Ranges Arts & Convention Centre, South Morang or Online
    $77 (incl GST)
    Register now (Achieving Social Connection & Community Resilience: Joining the dots between policy, practice, research, and community )
  • Research
    • Technology

    What's the value of voice?

    In this discussion, US-based Fulbright Scholar Valerie Jones will share her research exploring how voice-powered virtual assistants such as Google’s Assistant or Amazon’s Alexa might provide new opportunities for new ways of feeling connected, focusing on ageing adults. 

    Wed 5 April
    10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
    Online
    Free
    Register now (What's the value of voice?)

Learn more about ²ʿ partnerships

Our research is inspired and informed by the needs of external partners. If you would like to collaborate on a project or seek our expertise to solve a problem, get in touch today, or learn more about ²ʿ's vision, achievements and success stories

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For general enquiries across our research institutes or to be connected to the right people, call us on +61 3 9214 4859 or email research@swinburne.edu.au.

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