UNSW experts and leaders met with regional UN representatives, local UNSW Alumni and Fijian officials as part of ongoing partnerships to accelerate progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals in the region.
UNSW UNOVA is a unique, interdisciplinary initiative at UNSW that brings research, design and digital solutions together. This interview highlights their work on using fintech to drive digital entrepreneurship.
Drawing on over 40 key informant interviews, the recently released reports adopt a development approach to disaster responses. Thee research drew on principles of area-based approaches (ABAs) including people-centred and local-ba
In collaboration with colleagues at the University of the South Pacific, Dr Anna Bruce and Associate Professor Iain MacGill jointly run student courses and oversee research projects that focus on providing more accessible, affordable and reliable
In partnership with the University of Technology Sydney, Yangon Technological University and Myanmar Engineering Council, Iain is working to strengthen engineering teaching capacity at Yangon Technological University.
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
To help the Pacific spend less on foreign education and consultancies to improve local infrastructure, David has co-created an internationally recognised civil engineering degree at the region’s top university that will improve the quality of loca
Ross is helping developing countries to regulate and support the delivery of financial services by mobile device, helping citizens to save significant amounts of time and money in making their financial transactions, while also minimising corrupti
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
Trent Jansen is working on design projects that tell untold stories from Indigenous Australian culture. These projects involve collaborations with Indigenous artists and story-tellers, promoting reconciliation and understanding.
UNSW is pioneering the research of hippo behaviour, making a big step towards preserving hippos in Botswana and across Africa for the long term as the human population expands and poses an increasing threat to hippo habitats and numbers.