Our research

We're focused on the technology and innovation that will enable our society and our economy to progress.

Research strengths

We've invested in areas of research identified as priorities for the world, the nation and the state. In each of these areas we're continuing to build on the strength and experience of our experts.

Research projects

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The Centre for Inclusive Education

The Centre for Inclusive Education (C4IE) at QUT contributes to genuine inclusive education by conducting high-quality research

Digital Media Research Centre

World-leading communication, media and law research for a flourishing digital society.

Centre for Robotics

QUT’s Robotics and Autonomous Systems research focuses on the development of technology that can be used to improve our understanding and management of the world around us and will benefit humanity.

CARRS-Q

Centre for Accident Research and Road Safety - Queensland (CARRS-Q)

Childhood Adversity Research Program

Researchers analysing the nature and prevalence of childhood adversities (maltreatment, trauma and violence)

Faculties

Business

Collaborate with government and industry to find innovative solutions that benefit business and community at a local, national and global level.

Explore areas like:

  • accountability, regulation and governance
  • consumers, markets and stakeholders
  • economics and finance
  • entrepreneurship, innovation and strategy
  • non-profit and social enterprise
  • organisation and work.

Learn more about research in the QUT Business School

Creative industries

Join our progressive and collaborative postgraduate community and make an original contribution to media, design or creative arts research. We believe in fostering a supportive intellectual environment that encourages our researchers to address real world problems in areas like:

  • digital media, communication and culture
  • innovation in the performing and digital arts
  • sustainability and innovation in design.

Learn more about research in our Faculty of Creative Industries

Education

Recognised internationally as a leader in education research with a global outlook, we provide the right environment for our researchers and research students to make real progress and generate real world impact. Our research is leading the way in areas like:

  • childhood in changing contexts
  • teacher education and professional learning
  • literacies, language, texts and technologies
  • STEM education
  • student engagement, learning and behaviour.

Learn more about research in our Faculty of Education

Health

Get hands-on experience with patients and students, and collaborate with government, community groups, hospitals and institutions from around the world. Your work has the potential to advance healthcare in areas including:

  • behavioural neuroscience and mental health
  • chronic conditions, including cancer
  • healthy lifestyles, ageing and environments
  • emergency care and health services
  • infection and injury prevention.

Learn more about research in our Faculty of Health

Law

As our commercial, social and digital worlds continue to evolve, our laws and justice system must progress with them. Our research is helping to shape the law and guide policy reform in areas like:

  • commercial and property law
  • crime and justice
  • health law
  • intellectual property and innovation law
  • international law and global governance.

Learn more about research in our Faculty of Law

Science and engineering

From robotics to biomedical engineering, we are leading the way with research that will contribute significantly to the social, economic and environmental wellbeing of people across the globe. It’s exciting, world-changing work happening in areas like:

  • biology and environmental science
  • built environment
  • chemistry and physics
  • civil and environmental engineering
  • computer science
  • earth and atmospheric sciences
  • electrical engineering and robotics
  • information systems
  • mathematical sciences
  • mechanical, medical and process engineering.

Learn more about research in our Science and Engineering Faculty

Institutes

Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation

The Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation (IHBI) creates an open, collaborative environment, fostering excellence in biomedical, health and engineering innovation.

Learn more about IHBI

Institute for Future Environments

Institute for Future Environments (IFE) brings together hundreds of experts from STEM fields, business and law, working to solve the world's grand challenges.

Learn more about IFE

Indigenous research

Indigenous Studies Research Network

The Indigenous Studies Research Network is a multi-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary network of Indigenous researchers, research affiliates and Indigenous postgraduate students. Through the network, researchers can share ideas, specialised skills, resources and information to build strong links around the world and promote international collaboration.

National Indigenous Research and Knowledges Network

The National Indigenous Research and Knowledges Network is a national, inclusive, multidisciplinary hub and spokesmodel network of Indigenous researchers at various stages of their careers. The network is led by Indigenous senior scholars with strong research track records who bring extensive experience in collaborative and community-based research.

We're making real progress

We're delivering solutions to the challenges of today and the future. Be part of research that has real impact, locally and on a global scale. See just some of the current projects that are establishing our researchers as international research leaders.

19 Mar 2020

Better building practices to be aided by digital know-how

A QUT researcher will head a program in which digital transformation will help make the construction of Australian buildings safer, faster, cheaper and smarter.

18 Mar 2020

‘Distracted walkers’: Can flashing footpath LEDs break the smartphone spell?

Can flashing LED lights embedded in footpaths break the smartphone spell and alert ‘distracted walkers’ as they approach a road or rail intersection?  New QUT research suggests the answer is ‘yes’.

13 Mar 2020

QUT focus on future of green hydrogen exports

QUT researchers will play a key part in developing the green hydrogen export industry with projects to develop better systems of production, storage and transport, with the announcement of the Future Energy Exports (FEnEx) Cooperative Research Centre.

10 Mar 2020

Australian employees strong on intrapreneurship: QUT research

Australia leads the world in intrapreneurship according to the just released 2019/2020 Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) report comparing results from 50 countries. Australians are also keen to build wealth and make a difference.