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  • World Top 100 for Engineering and Technology*

    World Top 100 for Engineering and Technology*

    *2013-14 Times Higher Education World University Rankings

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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.

The 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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World Top 100 for Engineering and Technology*

 The University of South Australia’s Division of Information Technology, Engineering and the Environment has been acknowledged as a high-performing, progressive and engaging institute, earning impressive rankings for its teaching and research including:

  • World top 100 for Engineering and Technology, top six in Australia and number one in South Australia in the 2013-14 Times Higher Education World University Rankings.
  • Industry relevant research - number one in Australia for funding received from Commonwealth grants to CRCs.
  • Excellence in Research Australia 2012 rated more than 86 per cent of our university’s assessed research as world standard or above, including a ranking of 4 for Engineering – a performance above world standard.

*2013-14 Times Higher Education World University Rankings

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