Research impact

Pushing the boundaries of knowledge and tackling real-world problems.

Students and teacher operate learning in a virtual reality cinema.

Our diverse community of scholars work together to improve life on earth. Through creativity, collaboration and inclusion, we strive to improve social justice and build better communities for all.   

Driving change, together

We work with key partners across industry, government and community groups to share our knowledge and expertise and find solutions to society’s most pressing problems.

Learn how you can become a research partner and help us drive critical change, together.

Creating impact

Discover, be inspired by, and learn more about the problems we are solving in ADA.

Our researchers think differently and engage widely. We work in partnership with non-profit, public sector and corporate organisations to create new solutions to old and emerging problems. 

UNSW Professor of Urban Science Chris Pettit and researchers from the City Analytics Lab co-design tools and technologies that work collaboratively with planners and key decision-makers to shape the future or our cities. Director of the UNSW City Futures Research Centre, Chris explains how through the power of big data, machine learning and visualisation, experts and policymakers can explore what is possible in shaping more liveable, sustainable, resilient, productive, and inclusive cities. For more information on the tools and technologies shown in this video, visit the UNSW City Futures Research Centre.

Research fellows 

UNSW Arts, Design & Architecture is home to internationally renowned researchers who are leaders in their fields.