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Welcome to the Barbara Hardy Institute

The Barbara Hardy Institute brings together world-leading researchers to work in multidisciplinary teams on real-world issues. Our researchers are scientists, engineers and social scientists, working together with a focus on the sustainability of our society.

Formed in February 2011, the Institute, whose patron is the well known and widely respected Dr Barbara Hardy, champions her vision for the 'widespread adoption of sustainable principles and environmentally correct practices' by utilising multidisciplinary research approaches that challenge conventional thinking.

The Institute ethos is to support its members in conducting relevant, globally significant, multidisciplinary research. We collaborate with partners internally, nationally and internationally, engaging stakeholders and building partnerships to attract investment and promote research. Currently, our team includes around 250 members, who share the same vision: doing great research into sustainability.

Strategic plan and research report

Strategic Plan 2012 - 2017

2013

Research Report 2013

2012

Research Report 2012

2011

Research Report 2011

 

Our strategic benchmarking documentation, the Strategic Plan 2012-2017, and our annual Research Report detail the institute's vision, goals and aims and showcases the research of our membership.

Our mission

To provide leadership in research and engagement with industry, government and communities to create integrated structural, technological and behavioural solutions for sustainably managed communities and natural environments.

Partner schools

The Institute has close research and teaching links with three partner schools within the Division of Information Technology, Engineering and the Environment (ITEE):

 Partners schools outside the Division: ITEE include:

Our history

Find out more about the Institute and our antecedent research concentrations.

What we do

  • Research capabilities

    Research capabilities

    Find out more about the research we carry out at the Barbara Hardy Institute.

    Find out more about our research

  • Current and key projects

    Current and key projects

    We have a range of research projects that are underway – learn more.

    Our projects

  • Testing and evaluation services

    Testing and evaluation services

    We have a range of testing and evaluation services on offer.

    Our services

  • Student research opportunities

    Student research opportunities

    Contact us to learn more about the available research opportunities available with the Institute.

    Available research opportunities

Areas of study and research

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