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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.
Community wash room in Indonesia

Making pathogens visible

Read our open-access paper about pathogen hazards from the largely un-noticed effluents discharged from wastewater treatment systems commonly used in Indonesia (and other developing countries.
Tanja Rosenqvist has just returned from Bogor in Indonesia where she facilitated a workshop to help participants from communities, local government departments, NGOs and the local water utility reimagine the way decentralized sanitation services are provided in the city
A new framework for global development priorities, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) has started to mobilise action locally and internationally and much of the change created by ISF’s work already contributes towards the SDGs.
This month Dr Dana Cordell will receive an award that honours Australians who have achieved remarkable feats in their sector while living overseas or on their return to Australia.
South Australia’s iconic Kangaroo Island could be powered by up to 100 per cent renewable energy at a comparable cost to replacing the aging undersea electrical cable connecting the island to the mainland grid, a new study announced today.

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t: + 61 2 9514 4950
e: isf@uts.edu.au

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UTS Building 10
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