The University of South Australia’s Division of Information Technology, Engineering and the Environment has a proud history of furthering education and research in the fields of science and technology to promote innovation in our local South Australian community, in Australia and internationally.
The Division has a diverse and multi-cultural environment with over 300 academic researchers and more than 320 PhD students, located at our Mawson Lakes and City East Campuses.
Our three schools, three research institutes and seven research centres work collaboratively in cross-disciplinary teams, to produce outstanding learning outcomes and research results.
Our research themes include:
- Responsible use of natural resources and low carbon living,
- Remediation of the environmental damage caused by human and industrial activity,
- Improved outcomes in chronic (non-healing) wounds that affect half a million Australians,
- New medical therapies for incurable diseases involving cells, and
- New technologies in information technology, engineering, mathematics and the natural and built environments.
The Division also leads nationally in large scale, longer term industry to end-user driven research projects. Through the Australian government’s Cooperative Research Centres (CRC) scheme, our researchers are partners in seven CRCs, working with industry on multi-million dollar projects to address some of the major challenges facing developed and developing economies. We are the lead institution in the CRC in Contamination Assessment & Remediation of the Environment (CRC-CARE), the CRC in Cell Therapy Manufacturing and the ‘Big Data’ CRC – Data to Decisions.
As a testament to the quality of our research, our division’s disciplines were rated as world-class or above in the 2012 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) assessment, where we excelled in chemical sciences, engineering, mathematical sciences, environmental sciences, information computing sciences and built environments and design.