About research at CSU

Charles Sturt University engages in strategic, applied research that focuses on significant problems or issues. Key drivers for our research activities are quality and excellence, with an emphasis on the creation of new knowledge for the advancement of fields of study and the enhancement of the society in general.

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HDR Candidates

Higher degree by research

CSU offers a range of Higher Degree by Research (HDR) programs including the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Research Professional Doctorates and Research Masters programs.

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Postgraduate Students


CSU is committed to excellence in research, to identifying and supporting areas and projects which allow the University to undertake internationally competitive research and research training.

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Discover The Possibilities

Fields of research

CSU has established research communities and cohorts of scholars, for which it encourages applications from potential research students.

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Research impact and business innovation at CSU

Solving real-world problems

See how CSU is collaborating with businesses and the community to create meaningful impact on local, national and global levels.

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Research Centres

Charles Sturt University has established designated Research Centres representing concentrations of research expertise that align with CSUs mission. Centres are expected to demonstrate sustained success in an area of research that supports the strategic direction and key performance indicators of the University.

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Industry & Investors

CSU works in partnership with industry, business, government and not-for-profit organisations to answer research questions and where possible seek to translate research innovations into new products, including through licensing or collaborative development.

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Research Office

The Research Office is the central point of contact for researchers, research students, supervisors, managers and research agencies and will provide information and support for the administration and management of research and research higher degrees at CSU.

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