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 2018
Below you can explore a sample of the research programs that CQUniversity was involved in and collaborated on, throughout 2018.
- 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 collaborated with the Cairns Your Entrepreneurship Project to present an indaba on “ the future” involving a world-renowned futurist, Thomas Frey.
- 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 worked with rangers from Port Curtis Regional TUMRA (Traditional Use of Marine Resources Agreement) on sea grass restoration projects. This provided ongoing work placement educational opportunities for indigenous rangers and supported their VET studies.
- CQUniversity collaborated on the development of a short course on integrating new technologies into the classroom
- CQUniversity in conjunction with industry created a Science Experience workshop
- CQUniversity in collaboration with Rockhampton Regional Council and Start-Up Capricorn to develop and host an Start-up Weekend.
- 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 2018 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.