Our research institutes


Our research institutes make an impact around the world across industries and communities, and in the lives of individuals. Education, health, and theology and philosophy are their core research priorities, and all are founded on the principles of social justice and the common good.

Partnerships, for good

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Partnership and engagement with communities, governments, and industry is essential to create outcomes that are relevant and innovative, and have the greatest impact. We partner with other universities and researchers around the world who are expert in our priority areas. This strong international research network enables us to craft high-quality research and innovative solutions.

Industry partners

We build innovation-led relationships with partners from around the globe, collaborating to create real-world solutions to their real-world problems through significant research and development. We’re proud of these relationships and the impact we have across a broad range of industries, government and non-government organisations. 

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Research engagement

Our research engagement connects the dots between our community engagement and research activities. It’s important to consider the impact our research has on the wider community. Through research engagement, we collaborate with industry and the community to create high-quality solutions that solve complex problems and better the lives of others. 

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Our institutes

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IPPE

The Institute for Positive Psychology and Education (IPPE) brings together leading researchers to address critical educational and psychosocial issues. Their work finds ways to enable individuals and groups to flourish and thrive.

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IRCI

The Institute for Religion and Critical Inquiry works with researchers from around the globe to examine ideas, beliefs and history in order to advance understanding of our world and imagine ways to improve it.

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Our institutes IRPS

IRPS

Through international collaborations, the Institute for Religion, Politics and Society (IRPS) addresses current issues of religion and political conflict, while also exploring contributing factors to happiness and well-being. 

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ACU ILSTE research institute

ILSTE

Researchers at the Institute for Learning Sciences and Teacher Education (ILSTE) identify, examine, and remove barriers to learning and wellbeing. They advance new knowledge that improves the life chances for youth.

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ACU MMIHR research institute

MMIHR

The Mary Mackillop Institute for Health Research (MMIHR) undertakes research that addresses critical public health issues. Their research and innovative programs deliver better health outcomes that change lives. 

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