Clusters and Hubs
In addition to our celebrated specific research strengths we recognise that success in research that has significant impact on society and produces economic growth, comes from collaborative cross-disciplinary ventures. To enable such ventures, we encourage the formation of cross-disciplinary clusters and hubs.
We have established research clusters and hubs around:
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Research Cluster (ATSIRC)
- Creative Industries Research and Innovation Cluster (CIRIC)
- Defence Research Cluster
- Global e-Health Research and Innovation Cluster
- Hunter Project
- Joint UoN and Central Coast Food Innovation Cluster
Clustering is a key means of driving regional development and can be defined as geographic concentrations of interconnected universities, companies, service providers, firms in related industries and associated institutions in particular fields working together to provide multidisciplinary solutions to complex problems.
These clusters offer a one-stop-shop for business, industry and government partners to work with researchers who bring different capabilities to bear in thematic areas. These hubs and clusters use a variety of unique forums for information sharing and for driving new knowledge.