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) is responsible for research; research training; partnership with industry and end-users to enhance research and maximise research impact; the commercialisation agenda; national and international education partnerships; research ethics and compliance; Indigenous education and research leadership; and the development and implementation of strategies and policies in these areas that increase capability, quality and impact in accordance with the goals of the current University Strategy and with agreed strategic directions beyond the current strategy.  The DVC-RDI reports to the Vice-Chancellor and is a member of the Vice-Chancellor's Leadership Team (VCLT). The Office of the DVC RDI includes four University Research Centres, the Research Office, the Office of Global Engagement and Partnerships, the Office of Indigenous Affairs and the Ethics and Compliance Unit.

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

  • Undertake world-class research that has meaningful and transformative bearing at local, national and global levels
  • Work with industry and end-users to deliver high impact research and commercial outcomes
  • Empower Indigenous people through high-quality education and ground-breaking research
  • Excel in the development and management of international programs and linkages.

A specific focus of the Office of the DVC RDI is to work collaboratively to lift the overall performance of the University in line with the University Strategy.

The DVC RDI has sponsorship of the Regional Impact component of the University Strategy 2017-2022. The DVC RDI is co-sponsor of the ‘Our Communities’ stream of the University Strategy which encompasses focus on Regional Impact, Research and Innovation and the Campus Futures agendas.

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 strategic partnerships are sought based on the internationally competitive nature and relevance of CSU research and the opportunity to provide Higher Degree by Research students with a more comprehensive training. Research at Charles Sturt University is underpinned by the CSU Research Narrative (revised in 2017) which encapsulates three interdisciplinary research spheres: Resilient People, Flourishing Communities and Sustainable Environments.

The DVC RDI is also leading the development of the AgriSciences Research and Business Park (the AgriPark) at the Wagga Wagga campus that extends beyond the CSU research agenda and will bring research, innovation, education and employment opportunities to the region.