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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CARRS-Q

Centre for Accident Research & Road Safety - Queensland, Queensland University of Technology

QUT Centre for Data Science

The QUT Centre for Data Science based at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT), draws together capability in data science from across Australia. It provides a centralised hub for world-class data science research, unique training opportunities and active external engagement.

Ecological Justice

Climate change, biodiversity loss and extinction, extreme weather events, marine pollution and desertification are impacting on communities. The Ecological Justice Research Group will articulate and transform law and governance in ways that encourage and support human beings to live more sensitively and attentively in what is a more-than-human world.

Childhoods in Changing Contexts Research Group

Children grow and learn across multiple sites and in a wide range of historical, contemporary and future contexts.Our research within the early years investigates: young children\'s rights and citizenship; cultural and multilingual contexts and childhoods; evaluation of early childhood, school-based, or parenting interventions, programs, policies, practices, and initiatives; the early childhood education and care workforce.

Centre for Mining Equipment, Technology and Services Business Innovation

We use business and social science research techniques to identify the mechanisms that technology developers, managers in METS and mining firms and policy organisations (governments and industry associations) can use to better support technology transformation in the mining and METS sector.

QUT Design Lab

change by design

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.

14 Jul 2020

Training centre to focus on human-robot interaction

A multidisciplinary team of QUT researchers will lead a new Australian Research Council (ARC) Training Centre to develop robotics applications to combine the strengths of humans and robots in shared environments.

10 Jul 2020

QUT journalism students ahead of the curve with online launch

While much of the nation was in COVID-19 lockdown, QUT journalism students were busy preparing content for their new online magazine, produced via a ‘virtual newsroom’.

9 Jul 2020

Minor parties a major obstacle to LNP victory in NQ and FNQ

The chances of the LNP winning enough seats to take the reins of government hinges upon the voters of the North and Far North Queensland, many of whom put minor parties or independents first on the ballot.

8 Jul 2020

Report identifies Australian battery manufacturing potential

A report by QUT’s Professor Peter Talbot has identified how Australia can transition into a major processing, manufacturing and trading hub for battery precursors.