Our research is creating safer, more vibrant communities.


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.

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We believe data and evidence can be an agent for positive transformation. Our work seeks to protect lives and promote human development by catalysing evidence on humanitarian and development programming through rigorous research.


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Philippine Ambassador Visit Reinforces Strong Bi-Lateral Links

The Sydney Southeast Asia Centre (SSEAC) welcomed the Philippine Ambassador to Australia, Ma. Hellen B. De La Vega, onto campus today to discuss how our research and education partnerships are[…]

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Opdyke and Team Awarded Strategic Education Grant to Develop Immersive Content

The Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies at the University of Sydney has awarded an Strategic Education Grant to a team comprising Dr Ali Hadigheh, Dr Jacqueline Thomas, Dr Tom[…]

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Opdyke and Team Awarded Sydney Southeast Asia Centre Partnership Grant on Urban Informality in the Philippines

Dr Aaron Opdyke, along with a cross-disciplinary team from the University of Sydney, Ateneo de Manila University, and Mindanao State University Marawi, was recently awarded a Partnership Grant from the[…]

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