Institute for Future

Institute for Future Environments


The Institute for Future Environments (IFE) studies how our natural, built and virtual environments interact, change and converge, to find ways to make them more sustainable, secure and resilient.

Through our partnerships with national and international industry, government and community organisations, our research has a lasting impact on the real world.


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Humans of IFE: Paula Dootson

15-07-2019 Field of expertise: Deviant consumer behaviour, Deviance-led innovation, Ethics, Automation and lawPosition: Senior Lecturer in Digital...

Roadmap to guide genome sequencing

26-06-2019 A QUT researcher has developed a roadmap for plant biologists who are increasingly turning to new...

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Grand Challenge Lecture: Towards 2020 @ GP

26-07-2019 We have entered the time where climate change is not a distant concern, but one that...

IFE Distinguished Visitor Lecture: Novel prototyping methods for emerging contexts

17-07-2019 Join us as Dr Scott Davidoff from NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab discusses virtual reality (VR), augmented...

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