What will you discover during Western’s Research Week 2019?

Research Week

Western Sydney University’s Research Week launches on October 21 and runs through to 25 2019. This very special week in the University’s calendar offers a compelling showcase of current research and scientific endeavor underway across the University. With more than 85% of our research rated as ‘world standard or above’, the University invites you to participate in the events on show and discover something new during Research Week 2019.

“Western Sydney University’s research is increasingly recognized as highly-engaged with its communities, making incredible, positive differences to the lives of people not just in Western Sydney but across Australia and internationally”, said Prof Deborah Sweeney, Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Research and Innovation.

“From the impacts of increasingly-severe droughts on the world’s ecosystems to critical issues such as water security and rising public health issues, our researchers are called on to deliver insights and recommendations to address systemic and interdependent challenges that affect all of the seven billion people on this planet”, said Prof Sweeney.

In Research Week, the University is to launch three new Strategic Research Initiatives, cross disciplinary cohorts of research excellence addressing grand challenges, which have already delivered major engaged impact across the world. These research programs are:

  • Transforming Early Childhood Health (TeEACH): TeEACH works with the youngest and most vulnerable children in our community to change the trajectory of their lives for the better. We focus on early childhood—expectant parents, babies, toddlers, pre-schoolers and early primary students—bringing about real change for children, their families and communities.
  • Young And Resilient: Young and Resilient (Y&R), incorporating the Intergener8 Living Lab, uses an integrated mode of research and design to collaboratively investigate, develop, test and trial technology-based products, services and policies that strengthen the resilience of young people and their communities, enabling them to live well and participate fully in social and economic life.
  • International Centre for Neuromorphic Systems (ICNS): ICNS is a new research centre developing solutions to increasing technological pressures. . The Centre is explicitly interdisciplinary, by combining electrical engineering, computer science, signal processing, and neuroscience. ICNS’s focus is on developing Neuromorphic Engineering solutions to existing problems. The Centre has strong international partnerships within the Neuromorphic engineering community.

Please visit the Research Week website to find more information about the events on offer or follow the conversation with #ResearchWeek2019.


21 October June 2019

David Thompson, Research Communications & Media Officer

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