Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University


Welcome to the Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice President (Research, Development and Industry).

The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research, Development and Industry) (DVC RDI) Professor Mary Kelly, is responsible for research; research training; partnership with industry and end-users to enhance research and maximise research impact; international education; national and international education partnerships; and Indigenous education. Professor Kelly reports to the Vice-Chancellor and is a member of the University's Senior Executive Committee (SEC). The Office of the DVC RDI which was restructured in June 2015 includes the Research Office, four University Research Centres, the Division of International Education and Partnerships and the Office of Indigenous Affairs. 

The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research, Development and Industry) has a vision for Charles Sturt University to:

  • Undertake world-class research that delivers value to our regional communities
  • Work with industry to deliver high impact research and commercial outcomes
  • Empower Indigenous people through high-quality education and groundbreaking research
  • Excel in the development and management of international programs and linkages.

A specific focus of the Office of the Deputy-Vice Chancellor (Research, Development and Industry) is to work collaboratively to lift the overall performance of the University in line with the University Strategy

The DVC RDI stewards the development of collaborative connections between CSU and industry, end-users and stakeholders to strengthen and expand the research agenda. Closer partnerships, underpinned by the CSU Research Narrative, are sought based on the internationally competitive nature and relevance of CSU research and provide Higher Degree by Research students with a more comprehensive training. The DVC RDI is also leading the development of the AgriSciences Research and Business Park at the Wagga Wagga campus that extends beyond the CSU research agenda and will bring research, innovation, education and employment opportunities to the region.