Transforming humanitarian evidence.

Our research is creating safer, more vibrant communities after disaster and conflict.


We believe in looking beyond the numbers to value the people behind data, using new methods to see problems differently.


We work at the cross-roads of engineering and social inquiry, applying innovative tools to make sense of complexity.


We are committed to bridging the academic and practice divide, ensuring that research translates to policy and action.

Our Model

We believe data and evidence can be an agent for positive transformation. We research the interface of poverty, organizations and disasters and train world leaders in humanitarian engineering research.


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We are asking the big questions. Learn more about our impact.

Bangladesh Engineering Delegation Visits Sydney

We were excited to host 11 senior engineers this week from the government of Bangladesh Local Government Engineering Department. The visit is part the Multipurpose Disaster Shelter Project which aims to[…]

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Students Complete Fieldwork Class in Samoa

This week 23 engineering students wrapped up a two week field intensive in Samoa, supported through Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) New Colombo Plan (NCP) mobility program.[…]

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Humanitarian Frontiers Lab Open Doors

We are proud to announce that the Humanitarian Frontiers Lab has opened its doors this month. As a leading academic lab based at the University of Sydney, the research group[…]

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Civil Engineering Building (J05)
The University of Sydney


+61 2 9351 3504

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