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UniSA research

The Division of Information, Technology, Engineering and the Environment (ITEE) is both a traditional university division and a genuine hub for theoretical and applied disciplinary and cross-disciplinary research.

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 academic schools, flagship research institutes and related research concentrations are at the cutting edge of teaching, research and knowledge transfer in areas that are among the most significant to modern society.

From a disciplinary perspective our research is based, technically and socio-technically, in:

  • Electrical and Electronic, Mechanical, Civil and Transport Engineering
  • Mathematics and Statistics, Computer Science, Library Science, IS and IT
  • Physical and Chemical Science
  • Urban and Regional Planning and Construction Management and Economics
  • Project Management and Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • Environmental Science, Materials Science and Bio and Nano Technology  

However we apply ourselves to the major issues of our time through our Research Institutes and School-based groups including:

  • Climate Change
  • Sustainability
  • Energy and Resources
  • Water
  • Waste and Contamination
  • Productivity and Manufacturing
  • Defence and Security
  • Economic Growth
  • ICT Connectivity

The Acting Dean of Research, Professor Bart Follink and Assistant Dean: Research Education, Associate Professor Kutluyil Dogancay, is responsible for Division Research Leadership and especially in managing and mentoring research staff in their own development and in growing PhD student numbers, research income and in supporting the development of research quality. They are supported by the ITEE Research Coordinator and Administrative Officer: Research, School and Concentration Directors and Research Leaders and Research Education Portfolio leaders.

Research Concentrations

The highly experienced academic and research staff within the Division have practical and advanced academic qualifications. They are able to offer practical research and consultancy services based on their understanding of the needs of the industry with which they are associated.

The research centres and groups provide a professional skill base, together with comprehensive knowledge of world-wide practices and conduct their research in specialised facilities.

The range of research and consultancy offered to industry is from basic research and design through to finalisation and outcomes. Many postgraduate research graduates have been employed by the various centres for their research and teaching skills.

Download our Research Brochure 

If you are interested in doing a Higher Degree by Research with ITEE please see our HDR Potential Project Booklet

Our research

  • Research institutes and centres

    Research institutes and centres

    At the University of South Australia we don’t just create knowledge, we apply it so that our research can be translated into new products and services that will be needed tomorrow.

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  • Cooperative research centres

    Cooperative research centres

    Find out how we bring together researchers and research users, with an emphasis on collaboration through utilisation, commercialisation and technology transfer.

    Research centres

  • Research fellowships

    Research fellowships

    We are seeking national and international fellows of outstanding calibre and exceptional research capability to join us at UniSA. Find out more.

    Our fellowships

  • Research degrees

    Research degrees

    Launch or advance your research career with a degree in an exciting, problem-solving environment.

    Research at UniSA

Areas of study and research

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