Our research centres are focussed on tackling problems from all angles, addressing major social challenges and specialist interest areas.
Sydney is home to 10 multidisciplinary initiatives which bring together talented researchers across diverse disciplines to advance teaching and research objectives in a collaborative environment.
These initiatives create thought leadership, delivering research excellence and education opportunities in established and developing areas of strength, across all our faculties.
The Australian Institute for Nanoscale Science and Technology harnesses the nanoscale to make big discoveries.
The Brain and Mind Centre researchers mental health and neurological diseases.
The Cancer Research Network links cancer experts to amplify research outcomes.
The Charles Perkins Centre researches obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease.
The China Studies Centre researches China in the Asian century.
The Centre for Translational Data Science analyses big data.
The Marie Bashir Institute researches biosecurity and infectious diseases.
The Sydney Environment Institute prepares the world to adapt to climate change.
The Sydney Southeast Asia Centre collaborates on real-world Southeast Asia issues.
The Sydney Policy Lab translates research into policy.
Australian Research Council (ARC) centres of excellence facilitate collaboration between universities, government, research organisations and businesses to create expertise in their field. ARC Centres of Excellence are funded on the basis of research excellence and their potential to contribute to the economic, social and cultural development of Australia.
The University of Sydney is home to two ARC Centres of Excellence:
We also play a fundamental role in nine national ARC Centres of Excellence:
Find out more about ARC Centres of Excellence.
These collaborative centres are funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) to support teams of researchers pursuing innovative, high-quality research in health across five priority areas:
The University of Sydney has been awarded funding for the following Centres:
The University's engagement with industry and community is supported by our involvement in Cooperative Research Centres (CRCs) as either a core or supporting participant.
The program is led by industry to create partnerships between the University, business and the community. CRCs help to develop new technologies, products and services for specific community and industry challenges.
Agriculture, forestry and fishing