Research Programs aligned to SDGs
At CQUniversity, we actively engage and collaborate with various stakeholders, including government and non-governmental organisations, on research programs and projects that address the themes of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
These research programs help us to produce new knowledge and global leaders who deliver innovative, solutions-focused outcomes and drive change to address real-world challenges.
What we did in 2019
Below you can explore a sample of the research programs that CQUniversity was involved in and collaborated on, throughout 2019.
- CQUniversity and the Queensland Centre for Domestic and Family Violence Research held the Queensland Gendered Violence Practitioner Forum to bring together practitioners in domestic violence to discuss pertinent issues. In addition, CQUniversity has developed professional development opportunities in domestic and family violence studies.
- CQUniversity was recognised globally for its 10 000 steps program which involves multi-channelled health promotions.
- CQUniversity has partnered with True Relationships and Reproductive Health in a series of courses in working with children
- CQUniversity in collaboration with community service entities and other universities has developed the Choices program to educate year 12 school students on safe behaviour in their post year 12 school celebrations.
- CQUniversity in conjunction with industry created a Science Experience workshop
- CQUniversity provided professional support for the Teacher Farm Experience Program (TeacherFX).
- CQUniversity collaborated with an IBM Business Partner, Column 72 to conduct the IBM-aligned Mainframe Trainee Program. Successful applicants will not only have their full degree costs covered; they will also be matched with an employer and receive a salary over the three years of their study at CQUni.
- CQUniversity supported the professional development workshop 'Food and Fibre' aimed to increase teachers' capacity to incorporate food and fibre concepts into the classroom.
- CQUniversity hosted workshops in partnership with Queensland Social Enterprise Council. Social innovators from across Central Queensland have attended new workshops in Rockhampton and Gladstone, to support and invigorate social enterprise in the region.
- CQUniversity hosted the inaugural Monadelphous CQUniversity Indigenous STEM Camp. The camp provides Year 7 and Year 8 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students from the Gladstone area the opportunity to engage with STEM opportunities, and to understand related future career pathways.
- CQUniversity partnered with Multicultural Australia to help the Rockhampton region's unemployed learn new skills and improve their everyday lives. A group of 13 trainees of various backgrounds and experience are currently undertaking a 20-week paid Hospitality training program at CQUni’s Willby’s Training Restaurant, as part of a Skilling Queenslanders for Work project.
- CQUniversity is a partner in the Fitzroy Partnership for River Health and collaborated on research relevant to the Fitzroy Basin Report card.
- CQUniversity works with the Gladstone Healthy Harbour Partnership to monitor the health of Gladstone Harbour. In 2017 the highlight was adding a mud crab indicator into the Gladstone Healthy harbour report.
- CQUniversity participates in the Port Curtis Integrated Monitoring program. This program conducts research on the Port of Gladstone and Professor Owen Nevin, Associate Vice-Chancellor for the Gladstone region, is the independent chair of this not-for-profit entity.
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Research Efforts and Activities
Read about how we review comparative approaches and develop best practice on addressing the SDGs.
Commitment to Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Find out more about our commitment to the seventeen United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.