Digital Futures (Collaborative Research Network)
The Digital Futures (Collaborative Research Network) is a program of work to build capacity and capability in the chosen research field, in collaboration with other Australian Universities, with the ultimate aim to deliver a sustainable research profile for USQ in that field.
This project is supported through the Australian Government's Collaborative Research Networks (CRN) program and as announced last year, funding has been provided. The Collaborative Research Networks (CRN) Program has specific guidelines upon which this funding was awarded.
Through a partnership with the Australian National University (ANU) and the University of South Australia (UniSA), the Digital Futures (CRN) program will explore the future in a digital age within three specific sub-themes:
- social and policy challenges in a digital future
- participation in higher education
- technology rich learning environments
Building research capability
In order to pursue the objective of building research capability, preliminary workshops with staff have been held to brainstorm ideas about the research program. A more formal process (through Expressions of Interest) is now intended to identify projects that will deliver that long-term sustainable focus, and profile, for USQ. Funding under our Commonwealth Agreement is available for recruitment of postdoctoral research staff and HDR students within the research agenda we are seeking to establish, and we will encourage cross-faculty and inter-university engagement as part of our capacity development. It is proposed to support research projects that can be consolidated into larger programs of work that are strategic, collaborative across the university, and with our research partners, with the potential to enhance our research capability and a capacity for a long-term research agenda.
Contact the Research Development Officer, Mrs Marisa Parker - Digital Futures (CRN) by sending an email to the Digital Futures (CRN) mailbox: digital.futures-CRN@usq.edu.au.