Defence research at UNSW

UNSW is a research-intensive university ranked in the world’s top 50 universities (QS rankings 2017). We aspire to be Australia’s global university, improving and transforming lives through excellence in research, outstanding education and a commitment to advancing a just society. UNSW excels in defence research areas such as cyber security, space, systems engineering, artificial intelligence, logistics, hypersonics, defence related public sector management and conflict studies.

Latest updates

Upcoming events

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    The Department of Defence has opened registrations for Human Performance Week 2022, incorporating the Defence Human Sciences Symposium (DHSS) and the Human Performance Research Network Symposium (HPRnet).

Key functions

Identify research opportunities
Identify research opportunities
Coordinate research collaborations
Coordinate research collaborations
Facilitate stakeholder partnerships
Facilitate stakeholder partnerships
Support to source new funding
Support to source new funding

 

As an initiative of UNSW’s 2025 Strategic Plan, the UNSW Defence Research Institute was established to stimulate, unify, and support all defence-related research within the UNSW community while striving to build and maintain a network across both Australian and International defence industries. We operate at the frontiers of science and technology to help deliver transformational innovations that advance Australia’s global capabilities, redefine the modern defence landscape, and change the world for the better.

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