National Research Centres

National Research Centres are External Centres that are established on the basis of specific, targeted initiatives by the Commonwealth Government.

Australian Water Recycling Centre of Excellence

CEO: Dr Mark O'Donohue

Contact:
Phone: 07 3015 9731

Presiding faculty:
Engineering

Mission statement of the centre:

To enhance management and use of water recycling through industry and research partnerships, build capacity and capability within the recycled water industry, and promote water recycling as a socially, environmentally and economically sustainable option for future water security.

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Bionic Vision Australia (BVA)

Director: Prof Anthony Burkitt

Presiding faculty:
Engineering

Mission statement of the centre:

Our mission is to develop a functional retinal prosthesis, or bionic eye, that can restore a sense of vision to people with blindness due to inherited and degenerative retinal conditions.

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Centre for International Finance and Regulation (CIFR)

CEO: Prof David Gallagher
Centre Director: Mr Tim Gapes

Contact:
Phone: 02 9931 9342
Email: info@cifr.edu.au

Presiding faculty:
UNSW Business School

Mission statement of the centre:

To promote financial sector vibrancy, resiliency and integrity, supporting Australia as a regional financial centre through leading research and education on systemic risk, financial market developments and market and regulatory performance.

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Dementia Collaborative Research Centres (DCRC)

Director: Prof Henry Brodaty

Contact:
Phone: 02 9385 2585
Email: dementiacrc@unsw.edu.au

Presiding faculty:
Medicine

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National Cannabis Prevention and Information Centre (NCPIC)

Director: Prof Jan Copeland

Contact:
Phone: 02 9385 0208
Email: info@ncpic.org.au

Presiding faculty:
Medicine

Mission statement of the centre:

The NCPIC mission is to prevent and reduce the use of, and problems related to, cannabis in Australia.

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National Centre for Groundwater Research and Training (NCGRT)

Director: Prof Craig Simmons

Contact:
Phone: 08 8201 2193
Email: enquiries@groundwater.com.au

Presiding faculty:
Engineering

Mission statement of the centre:

To enhance Australia's environmental, economic and social wellbeing, by undertaking the scientific research needed to improve our understanding of Australia's groundwater systems, and by training the next generation of expert researchers and groundwater professionals.

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National Centre of Excellence in Desalination Australia (NCEDA)

CEO: Mr Neil Palmer

Contact:
Phone: 08 9360 7171
Email: info@desalination.edu.au

Presiding faculty:
Engineering

Mission statement of the centre:

To optimise and adapt desalination technology for use in Australia’s unique circumstances; to develop suitable desalination technology for use in rural and regional areas; and, to efficiently and affordably reduce the carbon footprint of desalination facilities and technologies.

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National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre - a WHO Collaborating Centre (NDARC)

Director: Prof Michael Farrell

Contact:
Phone: 02 9385 0333
Email: ndarc@unsw.edu.au

Presiding faculty:
Medicine

Mission statement of the centre:

The overall mission on NDARC is to conduct high quality research and related activities that increases the effectiveness of the Australian and International treatment and other intervention responses to alcohol and other drug related harm.

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National ICT Australia (NICTA)

Interim CEO: Mr Duane Zitzner

Contact:
Phone: 02 9376 2000
Email: website@nicta.com.au

Presiding faculty:
Engineering

Mission statement of the centre:

NICTA undertakes breakthrough, internationally recognised research in partnership with industry, government and researchers, to create value for Australia.

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The Kirby Institute for Infection and Immunity in Society (Kirby Institute)

Director: Prof David Cooper

Contact:
Phone: 02 9385 0900
Email: recpt@kirby.unsw.edu.au

Presiding faculty:
Medicine

Mission statement of the centre:

The mission of the Kirby Institute is to lead the research effort against blood-borne viruses and related infections in Australia and in our region.
This research will draw from many disciplines to develop outcomes that bolster prevention efforts, provide improved treatments and build regional capacity against infections that occur in every community.

 

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Water Research Australia (WaterRA)

CEO: Dr David Halliwell

Contact:
Phone: 08 7424 2445
Email: info@waterra.com.au

Presiding faculty:
Engineering

Mission statement of the centre:

To lead and facilitate high quality and collaborative research of national significance and to ensure implementation of outcomes to address current and emerging issues in water.

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