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Collaborative Indigenous Research Initiative

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UC CIRI is a network of researchers committed to Indigenous research. UC CIRI supports collaboration among UC's academics and fosters local, national and international partnerships. UC CIRI works with existing Research Centres and Faculties to promote, connect and enhance the University of Canberra's (UC) Indigenous research interests.

UC CIRI draws together four critical threads:

  • The challenges and opportunities facing Indigenous people must be informed by excellent academic research, focused on real world outcomes
  • Those challenges and opportunities are complex and multi-factorial, requiring integrated, multi-disciplinary research approaches, developed with Indigenous Australians
  • The UC has researchers active in Indigenous research in many research areas and disciplines including law, environment, health, education, public policy, economics and social sciences
  • There is great opportunity for integrated, multi-disciplinary research – and integrated research is what is needed to respond to the issues and opportunities facing Indigenous Australians and thus to Australian society (Calma, UC CIRI launch, July 2014)

With funding from the Deputy Vice-Chancellor Innovation and Research, UC CIRI provides seed funding under an Indigenous research grant scheme for projects that generate outcomes with tangible benefits for Indigenous communities. UC CIRI also provides financial support for Indigenous post graduate scholars.


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The University of Canberra Acknowledges the Ngunnawal People as the traditional custodians of the land on which our University stands. We are proud to support and work with our local, regional and national Indigenous People.