Our research

At UNSW Arts, Design & Architecture, we strive to make the world a better place.

ADA research
  • #1

    The top university in Australia for research & impact

  • Top 45

    Ranked one of the world’s top research universities by QS

  • #3

    No. 3 sector leader in grant income

Our research makes a real difference in the world by thinking about people, place and cultures in new and innovative ways.

Together, our diverse community of researchers are using creativity and inclusion to solve some of humanity’s greatest challenges and shape a better future for all.

Our research strengths

Our strengths lie in our diversity. We collaborate, share knowledge and creativity across disciplines to conduct impact research yielding real world results. 

Research centres & institutes

Our research centres and institutes address major issues to improve the lives of local and global communities.

Research impact

Our world-leading academics conduct research with real impact, whether it’s transforming public health policy, innovating the 21st-Century classroom, or helping Pacific Island states manage climate change.

Find out more about the local and global impact of our research.

Meet our world-class researchers

UNSW Arts, Design & Architecture scholars are leaders in their fields. Meet some of the key minds in our faculty.