Barbara Hardy Institute

Making our communities more sustainable is one of the greatest challenges of our time. At The Barbara Hardy Institute we aren’t afraid to take on the complex questions that surround this issue.

Top 100The answers we seek cannot be found by research that is focused on single topics alone. So we bring together researchers from a broad range of disciplines, developing synergistic responses that will help us create sustainable communities. We’re tackling technological, environmental and social concerns.

We have world-leading scientists, engineers and social scientists working collaboratively towards a future which sees the 'widespread adoption of sustainable principles and environmentally correct practices', as articulated by our patron, eminent South Australian Dr Barbara Hardy.

Simply put, what we do is great research into sustainability.

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Find out what it’s all about: explore the Institute’s full range of research capabilities, from citizen science, to zero energy housing.

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Research and administrative staff from the Barbara Hardy Institute are based primarily at the following UniSA campuses:

To find the location of an individual staff member, visit the Our people page.

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