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The Institute for Sustainable Futures (ISF) is a university research institute that creates change towards sustainable futures by conducting independent project based research for Australian and international clients.

There are several ways we can work together with you to create change towards sustainable futures.

We draw on a range of methods and tools from different disciplines, creating practical solutions to real world problems. Our research spans ten broad research areas and we have been involved in several large groundbreaking research projects.

The Institute supports PhD and Masters postgraduate study by research that addresses complex societal problems and the challenges of creating change towards a sustainable future.

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Major projects

We have led many groundbreaking and high-profile research projects in collaboration with governments, businesses and communities seeking to create change towards sustainable futures.
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Annual Green Week Dinner

Join us on 26 May at The Apprentice Restaurant for an inspiring evening of ideas and a three-course meat-free meal from the next generation of chefs.
Last week around 200 people completed a five-page survey designed to get a better understanding of how the newly redeveloped Ultimo Goods Line is being used.
Visiting Chinese energy expert Dr. Tao Wang shared his insights into China’s climate change policies at an event co-hosted by ISF and the UTS Australia China Relations Institute (ACRI) on 5th April.
Readers are invited to take part in a short survey to inform the development of a pilot project on the collection and recycling of batteries. This survey will ask questions on how batteries are used, stored and disposed of in your household.
Community workshops were held on two Kiribati islands this March to train villagers to identify triggers and define water related adaptation strategies by drawing from various sources of knowledge, including traditional knowledge.

Creating change towards sustainable futures

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Our people

Researchers & professional staff
Postgraduate researchers
Adjuncts and associates

Contact us

t: + 61 2 9514 4950
e: isf@uts.edu.au

Level 11
UTS Building 10
235 Jones Street
Ultimo NSW 2007

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