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.

Australian Centre for the Study of Armed Conflict and Society

Australian Centre for the Study of Armed Conflict and Society

The effects of war on society – on the people at home, the soldiers on the battlefront, on economies both strong and fragile, on politics, on the victors, and on the vanquished.

Themes include:

  • Ethics
  • Military History
  • Literature
  • Civilian Leadership in Defence
  • Moral Injury.

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Australian Centre for Cyber Security

Australian Centre for Cyber Security

ACCS provides cutting-edge, long-term, international thought-leadership in cyber security through research, education and external engagement.

Themes include:

  • Australian Cyber Strategy, Law and Policy
  • Technologies of Cyber Security, Information Assurance and Situational Awareness
  • People, Practice and Education
  • World Politics, Security and International Law in Cyber Space
  • Research Group on Cyber War and Peace.

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Space Research

Space Research

UNSW Canberra’s investment in space occurs at a time in which Australia’s direction in space is beginning to crystallise, capabilities are beginning to emerge, and government policy is taking shape.

Themes include:

  • Integrated Air and Space Traffic Management System
  • Space Technology Development
  • Satellite Formation Flying
  • Advance Instrumentation
  • Space Situational Awareness
  • Space Ethics
  • Engineering
  • Fundamental Enablers for Space Missions

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Capability Systems Centre

Capability Systems Centre

The Centre undertakes research and education in a range of disciplinary areas relevant to the delivery of capability systems and systems acquisition.

Themes include:

  • Modularity Research
  • Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Systems Thinking and System Dynamics
  • Trade Space Exploration for Composable Systems
  • System Robustness and Future Proofing
  • Holistic Project and Supply Chain Management
  • Complexity Measures for Systems Engineering
  • Capability Analytics Research
  • Modelling Research

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