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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.

Featured Research
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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.
Featured Publication
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Analysing community water in Kenya

Read a recently published open access article that examines the prevalence and determinants of financial contributions among water users in rural Kenya.
A new set of practical resources are available to help governments around the world overcome the challenges in providing equitable and universal access to water and sanitation.
A new report, taking feedback from 100 practitioners and stakeholders in the WASH sector, outlines six key ingredients for creating learning cultures within civil society organisations.
Button and cell batteries are a danger in the home, especially coming up to the festive season. Help us trial a new child safe solution that will boost recycling!
A journal article examining the relationship between environmental impact, population, affluence and technology is generating widespread interest.

Creating change towards sustainable futures

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t: +61 2 9514 4950
e: isf@uts.edu.au

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