CSU operates in a paradigm of research excellence and partnership, and is committed to excellence in education and providing quality pathways to university.
The Pro-Vice-Chancellor Global Engagement (Research and Partnerships) (PVC GE) leads the University's strategy for international education, student mobility and strategic partnership activities. Building on research, diversity and community engagement opportunities, it is critical to capitalise on the synergies between partnerships. The PVC GE has oversight of the Office of Global Engagement and Partnerships and the Research Office.
The Office of Global Engagement and Partnerships facilitates and manages CSUs relationships and formal agreements with international institutions and those with Australian vocational education partners, including Technical and Further Education (TAFE) Colleges.
The Research Office facilitates achievement of the University's strategic priorities in research and research training; including management of Higher Degree by Research candidature, research grants, contracts, research finance/commercialisation, research information management, research reporting and research policy leadership.
The Office of Indigenous Affairs, led by the Pro Vice-Chancellor (PVC) Indigenous Education, has direct oversight of the Indigenous Education Strategy; external and community relations; institute-wide activities to enhance advancement of Indigenous staff and the retention and success of Indigenous Australian students. In addition, the Office of Indigenous Affairs works to advance Indigenous research output and the scholarship of Indigenous learning and knowledges through building engagement between CSU's research and Indigenous Communities.
CSU has four University Research Centres, each led by a Centre Director, which represent strategic focus on research and are designed to synergistically bring together staff around a coherent research theme that has broad influence and engagement across the University. University Research Centres receive additional direct investment, enabling leverage of CSU resources to attract external funding to promote achievement and are expected to be connected outwards as they engage in identifying, pursuing and sharing intellectual leadership of large collaborative opportunities in research with quality domestic and international partners. The research conducted within the Centres is strongly complemented by research conducted with the Faculties of the University.