University of the Sunshine Coast – Sunshine Coast (USC)

University of the Sunshine Coast

The University of the Sunshine Coast researchers collaborate with local, national and international governments, institutions and industries to deliver innovative, high-quality research with real impact. In 2015 the Australian Research Council ranked USC well above or above world standard in nine key research areas and equal to world standard in five others.

The University has seven research clusters: accident research; aquaculture and agriculture; animal and marine ecology; creative humanities; forestry research; medical and health science; and sustainability and environment. Recent notable successes have included tuna breeding in captivity (collaborative research), fast-growing tropical hardwoods (collaborative research) and climate change adaptation projects.

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  • University
Number of research staff
300-500 research staff
90 Sippy Downs Drive, Sippy Downs QLD 4556

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