Delivering word-class defence research to enhance Australia’s security.
The UNSW Defence Research Institute was established to stimulate, unify and support all defence-related research within the UNSW community while striving to build and maintain a network across both Australian and International defence industries.
The UNSW Defence Research Institute is committed to advancing defence capabilities using broad-based defence research with excellence in areas such as: cyber security, space, systems engineering, logistics, trusted autonomous systems, hypersonics, defence-related public sector management and conflict studies.
Headquartered and led from UNSW Canberra, the Institute draws on the expertise of researchers from the University of New South Wales in Sydney and Canberra, to provide Defence with solutions to real life issues.
Research conducted by the UNSW DRI will leverage UNSW’s unique relationship with Defence. In turn, it will be able to deliver targeted and effective research that will have the ultimate aim of strengthening the security of Australia.
The DRI will also enhance UNSW’s other valued partnerships by matching the research needs of defence initiatives internationally.
Launch on Northbourne will facilitate an innovative environment for both established businesses and startups in an collaborative space, with modern facilities including:
UNSW Canberra at the Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA) is now at capacity; the new Canberra City campus allows the University to expand its offerings in Canberra and build on UNSW Canberra’s achievements, by creating a world class environment within the parliamentary triangle. The new campus enables UNSW’s strategic priorities of academic excellence, social engagement and global impact to thrive. The campus environment will provide a sense of place and pride in UNSW. Students, staff, alumni, members of the local community, and partners from the defence and security community located adjacent to the campus, will come together to innovate, transform, learn and contribute to society.