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UniSA’s Social Enterprise Hub connects staff and students to each other and the broader community to nurture and develop creative solutions for pressing social problems.

UniSA is driving business and social change in key sectors including ageing, homelessness, disability, domestic violence, inequality, marginalization, affordable housing, mental health, sustainability, and child protection.

UniSA Yunus Centre for Social Business 

UniSA Yunus Centre for Social Business provides a unique opportunity for students to learn how business principles can be applied to support the most marginalised groups move out of poverty.

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The Australian Alliance for Social Enterprise (TAASE)

The Australian Alliance for Social Enterprise (TAASE) engages with people and communities, and partners with the organisations which serve them, in order to produce research which enables evidence-led change for the social service sector and people in need of social support.

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Match Studio

Match Studio is a dynamic research and learning space where interdisciplinary teams of students, academics and researchers engage with clients to talk, think, learn, and co-create innovative solutions to real-world challenges.

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Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI) Research Centre

Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI) Research Centre is a cross-disciplinary research Centre that is influencing and improving policy development in relation to housing and urban needs.

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Centre for Islamic Thought and Education (CITE) 

Centre for Islamic Thought and Education (CITE) focuses on community engagement and impact through culturally and religiously responsive education, and leadership processes and governance. Current projects are also addressing Islamic financial literacy, and domestic and family violence in faith-based communities.

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Centre for Workplace Excellence (CWeX)

Centre for Workplace Excellence (CWeX) explores social issues that impact on work and employment, and identifies the ways work and employment can be a solution for marginalisation and other social issues.

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China-Australia Centre for Sustainable Development

China-Australia Centre for Sustainable Development focuses on sustainable urban development and associated environmental and social issues in the Asia-Pacific region.

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Community Service Learning Project

The Community Service Learning Project allows students from all disciplines to apply their university learning to a range of rewarding community projects. Students must understand the needs of their stakeholders, work in teams to solve real problems experienced by community organisations, and become 'reflective practitioners' developing problem-solving skills and personal growth.

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Design Construct

Design Construct provides design, architecture and engineering students with hands-on opportunities to empower communities by building unique and custom-designed buildings in remote Australia and developing countries. The longest-running project provides communities in Vanuatu with custom-designed tourist facilities which help to generate sustainable income.

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Design Research for Health and Wellbeing

Design Research for Health and Wellbeing uses creative practice-based research methods to devise and implement environments, products and services that respond to issues in health care such as non-communicable disease management, preventative care, antibiotic resistance, and ageing communities.

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Positive Futures

Positive Futures is developing evidence-led approaches to improve the lives of Aboriginal children in care and protection systems. The research team work with parents, children and the community to adequately address the complex issues that will lead to long-term, sustainable progress in the area of child protection.

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Healthy Environments, Healthy People Group

Healthy Environments, Healthy People Group, based in the Australian Centre for Precision Health, provides opportunities for the general public to participate in citizen science activities in partnership with the Office for Ageing Well. Outcomes including connecting, empowering and educating the participants, while obtaining research data on the environment in which we live.

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Open Door Health Justice Clinic

Open Door Health Justice Clinic provides quality physiotherapy, podiatry and legal services free of charge to adults in crisis or experiencing homelessness in South Australia, and gives final year students practical experience assisting people with complex needs. The initiative is run in partnership with the Salvation Army.

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UniSA Tax Clinic

UniSA Tax Clinic operates from UniSA’s City West campus and from the Hackham West Community Centre and provides free tax advice, representation, education and advocacy to members of the community with limited access. The service is also available to small businesses and social enterprises, along with the Legal Advice Clinic and Marketing Clinic..

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Events

Launch of the Social Enterprise Hub and The Australian Alliance for Social Enterprise

Friday 1 November 2019

Location: Bradley Forum, Hawke Building Level 5, UniSA City West Campus, 55 North Terrace, Adelaide

Check out the photographs from the launch of the Social Enterprise Hub, in conjunction with the official launch of The Australian Alliance for Social Enterprise (TAASE). Guests heard from Professor Ian Goodwin-Smith, Director: TAASE, and Reverend Professor Peter Sandeman, key industry partner and CEO of AnglicareSA, about how NGOs and researchers are working together in the co-creation of evidence to underpin social transformation in a changing world.

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Internationalising Social Enterprise

Wednesday 25 March 2020

Please note:  This event has been postponed until further notice. Please refer to Adelaide Social Enterprise for updates and upcoming virtual events.

Join Adelaide Social Enterprise at its March meet-up and explore what an internationalising social enterprise strategy could look like for South Australia. Adelaide Social Enterprise is a community group that hosts a series of free events where social entrepreneurs and supporters of social enterprise can meet, network and share stories. 

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