Sustainability is an increasingly important avenue of research that offers a broad, inclusive platform for collaborative discussions that transcend traditional boundaries between academic disciplines.
Despite the variety of disciplines and fields, sustainability research maintains a common thread: to promote forward-thinking decisions that consider the environmental, economic and social implications of our actions through time.
The concept of sustainability does much more than present a complex set of research goals to achieve. It provides an integrative and inclusive framework to explore the kind of world we want to create.
See Campus as a Laboratory for a sample of some of the innovative sustainability research being conducted at the University of Melbourne.
Research institutes are key hubs for sustainability research, see this page for more information on collaborative partnerships.