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.

The LABS

Meet some of the people changing our world for the better, with a behind the scenes snapshot of science that can:

  • transform diamonds into high powered, energy efficient electronics
  • change plastics into truly biodegradable food for organisms
  • teach robots how to navigate the world like humans do.
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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

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.

Centre for Biomedical Technologies

The QUT Centre for Biomedical Technologies aims to deliver better health in our lifetime, by improving how we treat complex medical cases stemming from injuries, infection and age-related issues. Our research and development focuses on better patient treatments and quality of life into the future using regenerative approaches, robotics and artificial intelligence, and advanced manufacturing to expand surgical possibilities and reduce complications.

Faculties

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

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

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

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

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:

  • justice
  • health law
  • technology
  • environment.

Learn more about research in our Faculty of Law

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

Carumba Institute

The Carumba Institute is an Indigenous research and education environment, embodying our priority to increase Indigenous research focus, develop Indigenous Australian researchers and attend to the needs of Indigenous Australian students.

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.

26 Jul 2021

Citizen science project explores search engine secrets

Do search engines influence you more than you think? Now is your chance to help QUT researchers find out.

23 Jul 2021

QUT researchers inducted into international nursing hall of fame

QUT cancer and palliative care researchers Professor Jane Phillips and Professor Ray Chan are among only 20 nurse researchers worldwide to be inducted into the Sigma International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame this year.

23 Jul 2021

New ARC Centre uses behavioural economics to spur adoption of beneficial technology

QUT researchers will lead the $6.5 million ARC Training Centre for Behavioural Insights for Technology Adoption (BITA) that aims to accelerate Australians’ adoption of innovation technologies in health, agriculture and cybersecurity.

23 Jul 2021

Research facility focused on value-adding Queensland resources

A QUT research and industry partnership that will build Queensland’s capacity in producing critical minerals for battery and renewable energy systems marked a milestone this week with construction underway on the $3 million Redlands Research Facility.