Research in the School
Since the inception of the University in 1989, Charles Sturt University has established a vigorous research effort which supports the industries covered by the School.
Research Administration is managed by The Centre for Research and Graduate Training.
The School's research programs are quite diverse, providing an exciting environment for graduate studies where our students are exposed to cutting-edge research in a range of disciplines. Currently, the School focuses on five research clusters -
The research directions of the School respond to the national research priorities established by the Federal Government (see Funding Rules, Appendix 1). These priorities include An Environmentally Sustainable Australia, Frontier Technologies for Building and Transforming Australian Industries and Safeguarding Australia. Within these national priorities, our current research addresses several Priority Goals such as:
- Transforming existing industries
- Responding to climate change and variability
- Breakthrough science
- Frontier technologies
- Protecting Australia from invasive diseases and pests
Australia's animal production and export industries make major contributions to the national economy. To ensure a sustainable animal production system, it is essential to offer high quality training in animal and veterinary research, including the clinical sciences, that addresses the challenges facing our industries. The CSU School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences strives to offer such enhanced training with a focus on large production animal research.
The School is also developing novel approaches to curriculum delivery to ensure our graduates benefit from leading edge pedagogy informed by our research.
The School has a deliberate international focus with collaborations in many countries including Pakistan. Sudan, Thailand and China. These linkages allow CSU to offer exciting PhD training opportunities to international students from diverse countries.
The School has been generously supported in its research effort by:
- Australian Research Council
- Charles Sturt University Grants
- Dairy Research and Development Corporation
- Grains Research and Development Corporation
- Land and Water Australia
- Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation
Cooperative Research Centres for:
Designated CSU Research Centre, namely
External Research Organisations including
- CSIRO Land and Water
- CSIRO Plant Industry
- CSIRO Entomology
- NSW Department of Primary Industries | Agriculture
- Department of Infrastructure Planning and Natural Resources