Australia’s evolving and dynamic strategic environment creates significant challenges for Australia’s capacity to develop capabilities, especially in critical and high-investment public policy areas (including Defence, national security, emerging technologies and critical supply chains).
The Government is shifting its focus towards building sovereign capabilities built in Australia for Australia. Part of this focus is an emphasis on joint endeavors connecting academia and industry to deliver strategic advantage across the full spectrum of critical capabilities.
This strategic context presents an opportunity for UNSW Canberra, and the Capability Systems Centre (CSC) in particular, to position itself as a sovereign and interdisciplinary research-led decision support and education capability that could advance Australia’s aspirations for the future.
We aspire to be a world-leading academic centre and trusted partner for Government and industry in the area of Capability development. This includes all aspects related to Capability lifecycle such as design, acquisition, and sustainment, and optimised towards critical and high-investment public policy areas including Defence, national security, emerging technologies, and critical supply chains.
Our key niche lies in the systems thinking perspective we bring to how we view and interact with the world to solve complex capability development problems. This perspective is embedded into our: