It’s a uniquely challenging time for humanity and our planet.
At a time when the world is seeking answers, we are seeking new perspectives and fresh insights through research that propels knowledge, action and impact.
In an industry of new ideas, we’re not bound by doing things the way they’ve always been done. We’re a young university at the epicentre of progress.
We’re focused on becoming Australia’s most relevant university. This means our research explores the timeliest topics of our era, those with the most significance for the future. Topics such as global warming and plastic pollution, brain science studies focused on mental health, making our roads safer and Indigenous and social justice policies.
Our research impacts are being felt on both a regional and global scale through outcomes that make a tangible difference, transforming communities and lives.
Global design studio ready to put down roots at UniSC
A virtual reality studio seeded by global design brand Josephmark and Queensland based Tribus345 is putting down roots at the University of the Sunshine Coast in a pioneering industry partnership.
UniSC first in Qld, earns top-5 global spot in impact ranking
The University of the Sunshine Coast has topped Queensland in the Times Higher Education Impact Ranking for 2022, and in one category secured a top-5 global position.
UniSC research is helping to shape the future of mental health, with ground-breaking 'brain finger-printing' offering new possibilities for predicting and diagnosing mental health issues.
Health, medicine and well-being
Finding new ways to improve human health, improve quality of life and breaking new ground in the treatment and prevention of disease.
Agriculture, aquaculture and forestry
Improving the sustainability of our natural environments and better managing our aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems.
Ecology and environment
Conserving and preserving eco-systems and addressing pressing issues such as climate change, endangered species preservation and habitat destruction.
Human behaviour, work and society
Understanding individual behaviour, organisations and systems to support effective and connected change.
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