Research Themes PhD Scholarships

research scholarships

The University of South Australia is excited to offer thematically-based scholarships commencing in 2017. These scholarships will not only address local, national and international grand challenges they will also ensure students work across traditional boundaries within the university and externally with industry and community partners.

  • Theme: Society and Global Transformation

    Transforming Societies

    Defence against the dark arts: guarding the public discourse from propaganda and fake news, and promoting truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth in the media and social media

    Social media is causing major disruption to society, politics and traditional media. It enables the most widespread and inclusive public discourse in history, but also enables sophisticated manipulation of readers.

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  • Theme: Society and Global Transformation

    Transforming Societies

    Collaborative creativity and innovation in virtual environments

    Multimodal approaches to interactive systems, where multiple human communication and sensory systems are engaged in interacting with computers and other humans, offer as yet unrealised potential in the creative arts, tele-collaboration, online education and scenario simulation (serious games).

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  • Theme: Transforming Industries

    Transforming Industries

    Physical properties of tyre walls in residential housing construction

    The aim of the project is to conduct research into the physical properties of end of life (EOL) tyres in the context of their use in the construction of walls for residential buildings.

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Areas of study and research

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