We provide academic rigour and practical solutions for some of the most complex issues facing policy makers and politicians across Australia and the Pacific.

The Centre's researchers, affiliates and visiting fellows undertake independent, peer-reviewed research, as well as commissioned reports, discussion papers and policy briefs. Working closely with governments, international bodies and key not-for-profit organisations, the Centre aims to improve understanding of, and accelerate action on, the complex policy challenges facing society.

The Centre is a focal point for UQ researchers wanting to inform the debate today, to influence the policy of tomorrow across the following three areas:

  • Science, Technology and Society
  • Sustainable Development Goals and Capacity-Building
  • Trade, Foreign & Security Policy