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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.
Details of a container deposit scheme for NSW were announced this month. This scheme draws on ISF’s 2001 independent review of container deposit legislation that assessed the effectiveness of CDL in litter and waste management as well as stakeholder and community attitudes to CDL.
A project to strengthen the long-term performance of community-scale wastewater systems in Indonesia is coming to a close with stakeholders enthusiastically supporting the findings, policy recommendations and guidance materials designed to improve governance of these systems.
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.

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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