The network behind impactful work

Combining purpose-led partnerships with cross-disciplinary thinking to drive progress, globally.

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Finding common ground

How do you unify a collective of thinkers that’s divergent by design? At UNSW Engineering, all research projects are guided by the same drivers – and this extends to our impact network too. By combining the passion and insight of every member, we can connect dots faster, apply our research at a systems and policy level, and pay our respects to future generations. These common drivers symbolise the global campus of UNSW Engineering, where research and industry gather to break new ground. 

Let’s get to work.

Our common drivers


The people we help instill our research with purpose.


The ideas we originate belong to the people we impact.


The platform we provide helps people apply their ideas.

Our centres and institutes

UNSW Engineering is recognised as a global leader in research and innovation. We host and participate in several world class research centres and institutes. These include ARC research hubs, cooperative research centres and other initiatives relating to renewable energy, water research and environmental technologies.

Arc centres & hubs

These dynamic collectives began their impact right here at UNSW – and host some of the most dynamic engineering thinkers and doers across a number of areas.

UNSW research centres

These dynamic collectives began their impact right here at UNSW – and host some of the most dynamic engineering thinkers and doers across a number of areas

Co-operative research centres

Government-backed for ground-breaking ways forward, these CRCs all prove the power of collaborative research partnerships.

UNSW Future Institutes

Multidisciplinary research centres that are quite literally changing the world, by pushing engineering insights and technology further to help benefit humanity.
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Other initiatives

We know there are countless ways to collaborate, to innovate and engineer new technologies and solutions. Here are some of the other initiatives that help make that happen.

How we work

We think differently but move as one. And while our work varies in theory, in practice, and in the sector, we’ve identified a few key factors for success:

Long-term flexible funding
Financial support that can adapt and evolve as our research does – over a longer period of time.

Rigorous peer reviewing
Calling on other fearless thinkers in the field to make sure our research measures up to an altogether bigger impact.

Strong interdisciplinary relationships
Change doesn’t happen in siloes. It happens when connections are formed across capabilities – and partnerships are united by shared goals rather than single skill sets.

Where we work

The impact that stems from world-leading engineering expertise is in-demand all around the globe. It’s why you’ll find our research and technology well beyond Sydney’s shores.

Who we work with

We have a global network of partners, including government, private sector, NGOs and start-ups.

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