Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University

Governance & Plans


  • Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research, Development & Industry)
    The DVC (Research, Development & Industry) is responsible for setting the strategic direction and leading the development of research and research education at CSU.
  • Director (Research)
    The Director works closely with the DVC (Research, Development & Industry) and leads the efforts of the Research Office at CSU.
  • Associate-Deans (Research)
    The Associate Deans provide leadership of the Faculty research portfolio, supporting and advising their Faculty members.
  • Sub-Deans (Graduate Studies)
    The Sub Deans provide leadership in relation to higher degrees by research matters for staff and students in their Faculty.

Research Committee

The RC is a sub-committee of Academic Senate and provides advice and recommendations in relation to research and research education at CSU. This committee was formed in 2011 and subsumes the former Board of Graduate Studies and Research Management Committee.

There are several sub-committees of the RC, established with approval from Academic Senate:

"to create a world worth living in"

Charles Sturt University is operating in a paradigm of research excellence and partnership. We will provide meaningful outcomes for industry, government, business, and communities. We seek to make an impact on our worlds – regional, national and global – and contribute to their economic, social and environmental sustainability and well-being.

Three interdisciplinary research spheres have been identified to encapsulate our research activity.

Resilient People

This encapsulates research that contributes to the development of educated, healthy, resilient people.

Flourishing Communities

This encapsulates research that contributes to developing communities that will be thriving economically, with strong social frameworks, and where diversity and harmony reside.

Sustainable Environments

This encapsulates research that contributes to the development of sustainable solutions in agriculture and water resources while enhancing the biodiversity of our environments and strengthening ecosystems.

RN17 is aligned with the University 2017-2022 Strategy in delivering impactful, solution-driven research that reflects our existing areas of strength and tackles new challenges. RN17 will have greater import for investment and recruitment at CSU. It will drive research investment decisions, research staff recruitment activities, and HDR recruitment and scholarship support.

Downloadable copy of the CSU Research Narrative 2017 (RN17)