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Institute for Sustainable Futures

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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Summer Study on Energy Productivity

It’s back! We are delighted to announce the 2016 Australian Summer Study on Energy Productivity will be held in Sydney from 24 to 26 February 2016.
For some, rainwater is seen as precious and pure; for others it is dirty and not suitable for use in the house. Social researcher Candice Delaney has been investigating practices and habits in households with rainwater tanks and discovered that the potential to slash mains water use is not being matched by the reality.
Innovation is a critical ingredient in any response to climate change because responding requires us to do things differently, whether it is increasing resource efficiency or implementing completely new business models. ISF researchers have been investigating the role that innovation plays in climate change adaptation activities particularly in business and industry sectors.
The Institute for Sustainable Futures offers an award-winning postgraduate program for Masters and Doctoral research students. Our postgraduate students work at the leading edge of complex societal problems and sustainability challenges, across diverse sustainability topics. Applications
The Institute for Sustainable Futures has been supporting the Department of Women in Fiji to strengthen monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of their program activities. The Department sits under the Ministry of Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation and implements a range of programs to increase gender equality and women’s empowerment.

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t: + 61 2 9514 4950
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