Projects conducted by the Alfred Deakin Institute (ADI) are funded by the Australian Research Council, or conducted in partnership with other organisations.

Australian Research Council projects

Many of our research projects are funded by the Australian Research Council ...

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Projects with partners

We conduct research partnerships and consultancies with government agencies, industry, civil society organisations, the not-for-profit sector and universities around the world.

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Current projects

Analysis of the causes, nature and capacities for peace in Myanmar's Rohingya Muslim—Rakhine Buddhist conflict

This project will analyse the complex conflict between the national Burmese government, the “Rohingya” Muslims and the local Buddhist in Rakhine state, Myanmar, in light of the country's historic political, and economic transition.

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Conflict Analysis and Peacebuilding in Rakhine State, Myanmar

This project is a research component of a much larger development programme being implemented by the Australian NGO Graceworks Myanmar Inc (GWM) in Rakhine State of Myanmar—the site of significant conflict between the ‘Rohingya’ Muslims, local Rakhine Buddhists, and the Burmese State.

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Experiences and perspectives of Koreans in Australia and New Zealand

This project analyses the lives of Korean migrants who were born or grew up in Australia and New Zealand (including adoptees), the role that they play in their host societies, their connections with the Korean community and with the Korean homeland, and the formation of their identities.

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Let the Dead speak: Social Engagement in Spiritualism

This is a unique, three-year investigation of the sociological, anthropological, and historical dimensions of Spiritualism in Australia, a small but highly influential religious movement.

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Measuring Cultural Property Destruction in Iraq and Syria

This project sets out to document and interpret the heritage destruction which has occurred in Iraq and Syria, following the Iraq War of 2003, the ‘Arab Spring’ of 2011 and particularly since the rise of the ‘Islamic State in Iraq and Syria’ (ISIS).

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Navigating difference: Children’s experiences of an Australia – South Korea school partnership

International and intercultural education are globally recognised as critical to students’ development as global citizens. However, to date there is limited research about how primary school students engage in international education activities, including international school partnerships, also known as ‘sister school’ partnerships.

This project aims to develop a greater understanding of how students on both sides of a global partnership in Australia and South Korea experience racial, ethnic and cultural diversity in daily life and how participation in their schools’ partnership activities might help encourage positive relations between people from diverse backgrounds.

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Young Australians' perspectives on religions and non-religious worldviews

Australia’s religious profile has altered dramatically in recent decades. The proportion of the population who identify as Christians has fallen markedly. Together, followers of the Buddhist, Hindu and Jewish faiths now represent about six per cent of the population.

By systematically eliciting young people’s understandings about religion and belief, this project will inform public debate about how education can assist or impede intercultural understanding and processes of social inclusion and countering extremism.

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