Charles Sturt University has established University Research Centres representing concentrations of research expertise that align with CSUs mission. Centres are expected to demonstrate sustained success in an area of research that supports the strategic direction and key performance indicators of the University. Within each Centre, research activities are arranged around a number of theme areas under which collaboration and interdisciplinary research is encouraged.
Membership draws from staff across the Faculties of CSU and includes research higher degree candidates.
Research Centre Fellowships are available annually to support intensive research activity that aligns with Research Centre Priorities. Researchers should contact their Centre, as below, for details.
HDR student candidates are considered for enrolment into CSU's designated Fields of Research/ Areas of Research Strength.
University Research Centres
Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation
A collaboration between CSU and the NSW Department of Primary Industries, which aims to increase profitability in the grain and livestock industries, reduce natural resource degradation and support a sustainable economic future for agriculture.
National Wine and Grape Industry Centre
A collaboration between CSU, the NSW Department of Primary Industries and the NSW Wine Industry Association undertaking research in grape and wine science.
Institute for Land, Water and Society
Undertaking integrated environmental, social and economic research, including regional development, rural social issues, and Indigenous business and cultural heritage.
Public and Contextual Theology
Undertaking research in faiths and culture, theory and praxis in public and contextual theology, religion and society, and scripture and social ethics.