The UNSW Defence Research Institute will deliver world-class defence research to enhance Australia’s security.

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.

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