The two pillars of ECU's research policy are concentration and collaboration. Identifying the University's areas of research strength has enabled a concentration of expertise and effort that is contributing to policy development, improving professional practice and delivering tangible outcomes.
Our areas of research are:
- Health and Wellness;
- Environment and Sustainability;
- Engineering and ICT;
- Social and Community;
- Business and Society;
- Communications and Creative Arts; and
- Security, Law and Justice.
ECU's research in these fields meshes with and contributes to both Australian and State Government identified research priority areas.
Collaboration has a dual focus to:
- research across faculties and schools within ECU; and
- research with an increasing range of external partners.
Broadening an already extensive network of collaborations, major new research partnerships have been established with State and Federal Centres of Excellence, CSIRO Collaborative Research Flagships and Australian Research Council (ARC) research networks.
- ECU is making a difference (PDF File, 255.7 KB)
- Business and Society - Working for a more competitive economy (PDF File, 285.0 KB)
- Communications and Creative Arts - Fostering creative research practice (PDF File, 272.3 KB)
- Education at ECU - Transforming teaching and learning (PDF File, 359.3 KB)
- Engineering and ICT - Finding solutions to real-world problems (PDF File, 384.1 KB)
- Environment and Sustainability - Understanding ecosystems and our impact (PDF File, 302.7 KB)
- Health and Wellness - Tackling disease and improving wellbeing (PDF File, 376.7 KB)
- Security, Law & Justice - Transforming legal and social systems (PDF File, 280.9 KB)
- Social and Community - Improving the lives of all Australians (PDF File, 282.8 KB)