Research | Torrens University
Torrens University Australia’s culture of collaboration drives innovative research outcomes critical to our economic, social, physical, environmental and health challenges.

Our Research Strategy

Our Research Strategy advocates optimising the collective expertise of our researchers and responding to local and global issues.

We promote a vibrant environment that encourages real world impact research that matters through active industry and community involvement in knowledge exchange, research translation and research commercialisation initiatives.

Research plan
The TUA Strategic Research Plan (2021-2025) will guide the staged implementation of building our research excellence into the next decade. We undertake continual appraisal of our performance against the objectives in our Research Strategy each year.

Our distinction

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Industry's University

We focus on creating knowledge addressing practical solutions to challenges as we aim for innovation to benefit our partners. We are very connected to our research end users. Our partners range from large global corporations to small community based not for profit organisations.

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University of the future

Our research program is critical to ensuring the university maintains the quality and relevance of its curriculum and prepares our graduates for the world of work. As the fastest growing university in Australia, we have grown from 164 students to over 21,000 since 2014. Our research activities are expanding at an incredible rate. Our research student community has doubled every year since 2019.

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Global university

We work both globally and locally with studies and partnerships located in communities around the world. As we are owned by an international company, Torrens University Australia has an international outlook. 50% of our Higher Degree by Research students are international students, who contribute new insights to our Be Good mission and support our commitment to our B Corporation certification.

We are a Certified B Corporation

Our Research Strategy is informed by our Be Good principles which advocates using our institutions’ collective skills to create positive and lasting change towards a better world.

We continue to build upon the momentum of research that has been achieved in our short history.

Over the next few years, our goal is to create thought leadership across our four research themes as we develop high performing research teams with our partner network.

We will maintain our focus on four key principles; our research matters, our researchers matter, our reputation matters and real-world impact matters as we develop impactful research through collaborative efforts with industry.

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Interdisciplinary research university themes

Today’s world problems are complex and may be beyond the scope of a single discipline or field or research practice.

Interdisciplinary research integrates information, data, techniques, tools, perspectives, concepts, and theories from two or more disciplines or bodies of specialised knowledge to advance our fundamental understanding or create new solutions.

Our research aligns with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. We are a Certified B Corporation and collectively research to create positive impact in the world. Our researchers work together on challenges to develop applied and innovative outcomes through four major University wide research themes.

Discipline research

Our targeted areas across our research centres include the following disciplines:

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Our Research Strategy
At the intersection between disciplines, exciting new solutions are emerging. Torrens University embraces multi and interdisciplinary approaches.
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