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Research at Western
Western Sydney University is a research institution driven by impact. We believe excellent research and practical outcomes are essential parts of our overarching research mission. Our research has real impact upon the social, economic and environmental wellbeing of our regional, national and international communities.
The University invites outstanding graduate researchers, innovative new generation researchers and established researchers to consider joining or collaborating with us.
Professor Deborah Sweeney
Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President (Research, Enterprise and International)
Times Higher Education University Impact Rankings Success
We are thrilled to announce that Western Sydney University has, for the second year running, been ranked number one in the world in the Times Higher Education Impact Rankings (opens in a new window) for our social, economic and environmental impact.
About the Times Higher Education Impact Rankings
The Times Higher Education Impact Rankings assess universities on their commitment to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Institutions are assessed against performance indicators across teaching; research; international outlook; and industry and community engagement. These rankings are based on research, outreach and stewardship and are the only ranking system in the world to assess higher education’s sustainability impact.
BabyLab Infant Research Centre
Dyslexia affects one child in ten and there is still no universal test for diagnosis. Western Sydney University supports groundbreaking research in early infancy.
Learn more about infant research at Western:
EucFACE Facility – From Western to the Atmosphere
EucFACE, the world's only Free Air CO2 Experiment in native woodland, is designed to predict the effects of rapidly rising atmospheric carbon dioxide on Australia's unique native forests.
Learn more about climate change research at Western:
Research Services provides an integrated suite of services supporting the University's research effort through the development of contracts and agreements, and the provision of application advice and grant writing support to researchers; research policy implementation and development; maintenance and provision of research data; and the monitoring and promotion of ethical research practice.
Business Services connects business, government and the community with the University by establishing external linkages and identifying partnership opportunities for commercial research, professional consultancy, commercialisation opportunities, access to intellectual property and expertise, and to the University's cutting-edge research facilities. Our team of dedicated business support professionals is available to discuss your specific needs and interests.
Special Issue on Gender Equality
Special Issue on the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
The COVID Issue: Researching the pandemic from every angle.
Resilient Research: Sustainable Development Goal outcomes during a pandemic.
Using our knowledge to create better futures locally and globally.
Transforming lives and shaping the future with world-leading research.
Bringing world-class research to Greater Western Sydney.
Discover impact-driven research at Western.
World-leading research. World-changing impact.
Download Research Makers Issue One (PDF, 6418.32 KB) (opens in a new window)