31 Aug 2018

In partnership with clinicians from the University of Medicine 2 in Yangon, the Kirby Institute is evaluating how best to diagnose and treat tropical diseases in resource-limited settings.

14 Aug 2018

Pierre Le Clech is helping students in Myanmar gain applicable, real world experience by teaching them how to build water treatment systems, empowering students to go out into the community and build these systems to deliver safer water to residen

07 Aug 2018

To provide students with real world experience in their degree, Dr Lauren Kark teamed up with an NGO that offers students training and experience fixing medical equipment in regional and remote hospitals in Cambodia and Uganda, ensuring patients r

07 Aug 2018

John Fletcher is helping to establish a microgrid running on solar power and a research lab focussing on microgrid technology at Sri Lanka’s University of Moratuwa, demonstrating the viability and efficiency of microgrids to provide electricity to

01 Aug 2018

Eliathamby Ambikairajah (known as Ambi) is calling on his deep accreditation experience in Ireland and Australia to help Myanmar’s Engineering Council establish global education standards and accredit local universities, lifting the quality of eng

31 Jul 2018

UNSW research is investigating and documenting the use of different types of media productions and communication channels by NGOs and UN bodies in post-conflict areas to promote sustainable peace, highlighting positive impacts on communities and e

24 Jul 2018

Dr Steve Badman specialises in molecular, point-of-care (POC) testing that enables patients to be tested and treated for a range of sexually transmissable infections (STIs), tuberculosis, and viruses (HIV and HPV) on the spot, avoiding time and tr

16 Jul 2018

Jacqui is working with countries in the Pacific and around the world to implement salt reduction strategies to reduce blood pressure levels and food policy interventions to tackle obesity, diabetes and diet-related diseases that result in prematur

16 Jul 2018

Using iPad and mobile phones, Valsa is engaging parents when they visit their local GP to monitor and identify development issues, including autism, in their child, enabling parents and GPs to intervene earlier to enhance the child’s development a

10 Jul 2018

Jayashree Arcot is assessing diet intake behaviour, the benefits of fortifying foods with nutrients, and delivering nutrition education programs in PNG to improve children’s nutrition and help them avoid development complications such as anaemia,

10 Jul 2018

John Hall and Padma Narasimham are looking to design an app informal healthcare providers in India can use to improve the documentation of tuberculosis and the policy and medical responses to sufferers, saving and improving lives.

03 Jul 2018

Ruth Webster is pioneering combination medicines to lower blood pressure levels in Sri Lanka, helping patients to reduce the risk of experiencing a heart attack or stroke, and setting a benchmark for non communicable disease preventative medicatio

02 Jul 2018

Simon Rosenbaum is exploring the use of physical activity programs, such as dancing, football and cricket, to help refugees in Turkey and Bangladesh experience a greater sense of well-being and reduce the impact and severity of mental illness amon

20 Jun 2018

Anushka Patel and David Peiris are using mobile technology to help healthcare workers in low resource, rural settings to identify and treat people at high risk of life long diseases, preventing premature death and disability, and improving the wel

30 May 2018

CEPAR is modelling social security options for the poor and retiring in Indonesia, and researching the state of support for retirees across Asian countries, with the goal of promoting effective government policy that assists those with little mone

23 May 2018

Dr Anne Bunde-Birouste and Dr Tun Shwe have created a football training and life skills program that is being implemented in Myanmar and is reaching over 400 university students and 2,400 high school kids in low income areas, encouraging their eng

28 Mar 2018

Professor Lucas Lixinski has written a book comparing cases around the world where community voices are heard or ognored in decisions involving world heritage listed areas, highlighting the need for UNESCO to include community voices in its legal

21 Mar 2018

Bronwen Morgan researched the rise of independent regulatory bodies in large developing countries, concluding that a more nuanced approach to designing and creating these bodies is required to ensure they govern effectively and are not unduly pers

28 Feb 2018

Christine Forster is training and educating government workers, community leaders, students and the law community in Myanmar and India in women’s rights, helping to advance the status of women beyond dated and discriminatory laws.

26 Feb 2018

UNSW research is investigating the disruption of energy industries in developing countries by new technologies, helping governments, private companies and NGOs in those countries to deliver more equitable and fair access to energy.

26 Feb 2018

To encourage weaving communities in Gujarat to continue their craft, Liz Williamson aims to collaborate with them to create new designs that are more marketable and environmentally sound for local and international buyers, sustaining a craft that

21 Nov 2017

UNSW is helping to compile a book analysing interviews with local Afghanis living under Taliban rule that will challenge a common perception the Taliban is broadly supported by Pashtun tribes.

21 Nov 2017

UNSW research is shifting the focus on security in South Asia from a military-centric focus to one that considers community access to food, land rights and the impact of climate change, helping to improve food security and the quality of life in t

02 Nov 2017

UNSW research has come up with a model to assess the risk of ecosystems that is now the international standard and being adopted by countries like Myanmar to develop conservation reports and strategies to preserve vital ecosystems and forests.

26 Oct 2017

UNSW research is helping Nepal and other communities in the Himalayas to better understand and respond to the increasing occurrence of disasters, ensuring the immense number of marginalised groups in the region receive fair and equitable treatment

19 Sep 2017

With global amphibian numbers in decline, Jodi Rowley and her team identify and assess threats to amphibian species in Southeast Asia and train locals to do the same, conserving a vital ecosystem member for the future.

18 Sep 2017

UNSW has invented a microfactory that can efficiently form valuable metal alloys from discarded e-waste, helping India to reduce landfill, expand its recycling industry and create local jobs.

13 Sep 2017

UNSW is experienced in establishing and operating sustainable fish farms and overcoming hurdles, like poor soil and water quality, to help increase food security and protein levels in local diets, and provide a stable source of income for local fa

11 Sep 2017

UNSW research has developed the science to burn waste from animal poo and leftover crops to create biochars, a rich, soil fertiliser that makes arid soil farmable and can help to reclaim degraded land in developing countries where rising populatio

04 Sep 2017

UNSW research has detected climate signals for flooding in Jakarta and will model the extent of flooding across the city, helping efforts to protect the city against rising waters, and to minimise damage and disease from flood waters.

01 Jan 2017

UNSW is training key legal stakeholders in Myanmar - including local members of parliament, lawyers, civil society, ethnic leaders, and judges - to contribute to dialogue on constitutional reform and the peace process, helping the country transiti