Our strong research focus on heritage, society and international development is advancing global understanding of intercultural relations, migration, racism, religion, democracy, politics and governance.
Deakin is an Australian research hub on the Middle East and has recently created an innovative Chair in Islamic Studies and Intercultural Dialogue, as well as leading the Australian Intervention Support Hub – a new national centre that aims to counter radicalisation and violent extremism.
In education, researchers are cultivating society and culture by informing policy across all educational sectors through developing partnerships, transforming pedagogies and working toward achieving equity and social justice.
Our education researchers are helping to lead a major national program that aims to increase the study of science and technology in secondary education, which is vital to the future of our region.
Across the Asia-Pacific, projects range from identifying strategies to improve equity for children with disabilities, to building “Asia Literacy,” to close involvement in the UN’s annual economic and social index for all countries within the region.