Within the University there are disciplines and specialisations but outside the University there are real challenges that cross over these distinctions. 研究 at jdb的电子夺宝官方 is organised into four multidisciplinary research themes. Our research themes speak to the history and culture of the University and its communities, providing a shared vision for their future:
研究 within our 教育和工作 theme draws on the population diversity of jdb的电子夺宝官方 Sydney to underpin research that explores 教育al access on a global scale. This research theme supports individuals and communities in achieving their 经济, 社会 and cultural aspirations through 教育.
Our research is concerned with the potential for 教育 to transform the way people live and learn. Education needs to be responsive and inclusive, especially in times increasingly being influenced by rapid 社会, 经济和技术变革. 研究 in this theme draws together researchers from across our 学校 and 研究院. The School of Education’s 教育研究中心 brings together researchers with a long history of engagement with 教育al institutions and schools across jdb的电子夺宝官方 Sydney and beyond. 通过西部大学的马克研究所, in collaboration with the School of Social Sciences and Psychology, 教育学院, 以及护理和助产学院, we promote improved early childhood learning, focussing on the building blocks of speech and language learning. The critical need for improved outcomes in STEM connects researchers across 教育学院, 马克, 以及计算机学院, 工程和数学, 等.
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jdb的电子夺宝官方’s campuses range across both Sydney’s second CBD, 帕拉马塔, 以及剩下的农业地区. Our campuses are living labs for innovation and collaboration through local, national and global research partnerships. While the University’s neighbourhood gives it a unique perspective on the interdependence of urban and agricultural systems, our research extends beyond the region and is oriented to finding novel responses to the grand challenges and impacts of global environmental change.
研究 within our 环境和可持续性 theme is wide-ranging, 应用和跨学科, and concentrates on sustaining and managing diverse urban, 农业和自然系统. 可持续性 is a key focus of research across several units in the University, 包括教育学院, 计算机学院, 工程和数学, 科学与健康学院, and the 文化与社会研究所, 等.
Our research expertise within this theme relies on insights from the life and ecological sciences, 以及社会学, 可持续发展, 社会生态学, 人文环境, 设计, 工程, 绿色IT, 公共卫生, 教育, 法律和经济.
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Translation, Integration and Innovation
研究 within the 健康和幸福 theme explores how health initiatives can prevent disease and illness, encourage healthy lifestyles in individuals and communities, and reduce the cost and impact of illness. We take an integrated approach to health research. jdb的电子夺宝官方生活的环境, the cultural background from which we come, and the work we do all affect our physical and mental wellbeing.
和, despite continuous improvements in medicine and medical care, the need for this healthcare is growing. One in four children are overweight or obese. While the amount of Australians smoking has halved since 1991, 12.8%的澳大利亚人仍然吸烟. Almost one in five people consume alcohol in such a way that it puts them at risk of an alcohol-related disease or injury. 健康和幸福是相互关联的. jdb的电子夺宝官方的有效, research-led interventions focus on the complex factors contributing to health outcomes.
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人, Culture, Economy and the Built Environment
研究 within our 城市生活的未来与社会 theme examines the complex cultural, 社会, 经济, 心理, and environmental forces that are shaping our cities. Our researchers approach change through the lens of urban living, seeking to understand the connections between key fields such as health, 经济体, 文化和科技.
Our current and expanding interdisciplinary research expertise in urban planning, 数字人文, 基础设施工程, 创新网络, 业务支持, 社会凝聚力, 法律, 治理框架, cultural studies and globalisation serve our communities world-wide as they adapt to urban change.
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