Research and Innovation

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Launch Pad works in an integrated way with our partner division at the Western Sydney University, REDI (Research Engagement, Development and Innovation) to streamline linkages to experts and facilities and identifying partnership opportunities for commercial research, professional consultancy, access to intellectual property and commercialisation. For more information, visit the REDI website.

Research at Western Sydney University

Western Sydney University is a world-class university with a growing international reach and reputation for academic excellence and impact-driven research.

Ranked amongst the top two percent of the universities in the world by the prestigious Times Higher Education World University Rankings, we are globally focused, research-led and committed to making a positive impact – at a regional, national and international level.

Located in the heart of one of Australia's fastest growing economic regions with a large and diverse multicultural population, Western Sydney University also offers unlimited potential for graduate and post graduate research students to participate in research that produces career-ready, solutions-focused students who can solve problems and adapt to new opportunities.

Our research doesn't just happen in the lab. We work with regional, national and international partners to deliver research outcomes that contribute to the economic, social and environmental wellbeing of their communities.

Responding to the challenges faced by those communities, our current research themes are: 

  • Education: Access, Equity, Pathways and Aspirational Change
  • Health and Well Being: Translation, Service and Innovation
  • Environmental Sustainability: Climate, Agriculture and Resources
  • Urban Living and Society: People, Culture, Economy and the Built Environment

Already boasting a world leading research output, we are transforming research education through the development of a frontier research training program. We're also continuing to invest in areas of research strength, our facilities and high quality research education.

Research Institutes

University Research Centres