Advancing society, culture and the economy

Our research is helping to advance understanding of intercultural relations, politics and governance. We're also working to shape the future of education and art in Australia and around the world.

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Our world-class research teams are led by true innovators and experts in their fields.

Professor Emma Kowal

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Professor Julianne Moss

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Research snapshot

Our research ranges from identifying strategies to improve equity for children with disabilities, to building 'Asia Literacy.' We also have close involvement in the UN’s annual economic and social index for all countries within the Asia–Pacific region.

In the technical domain, we're exploring the risk, governance and legal issues of cyber security. Deakin researchers are also developing creative solutions in the field of movement-based art and technology.

And in education, our researchers are helping to lead a major national program that aims to increase the study of science and technology in secondary education.

Institutes and strategic research centres

Alfred Deakin Institute (ADI)

The Alfred Deakin Institute of Citizenship and Globalisation is one of the world’s largest and most influential social sciences and humanities research institutes.

Its researchers seek to understand how the complex and often contradictory meanings of citizenship, social inclusion and globalisation at the local, national and transnational levels play out in people’s lives and communities.

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Meet ADI Director, Professor Fethi Mansouri

Centre for Cyber Security Research (CCSR)

CCSR undertakes research into the theoretical foundations of cyber security.

We develop innovative cyber security technologies by exploring the associated risks, governance and legal issues.

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Meet CCSR Director, Damien Manuel

Research for Educational Impact (REDI)

REDI is designed around four distinctive programs of educational research, and is led by renowned scholars in collaboration with highly active and successful researchers from a number of disciplines. 

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Meet REDI Director, Professor Julianne Moss

Our facilities

Deakin Motion.Lab
Deakin Motion.Lab is a state-of-the-art motion capture facility. It delivers highly advanced technological solutions through practice based and critical artistic research.

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Our partnerships

We work collaboratively with a number of academic institutes, government organisations, not-for-profit services and industry bodies. 

It’s these partnerships that form the foundation of our broad network and research capabilities throughout Australia and overseas.

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