Industry & community partnerships

Victoria University has consolidated its research activity. From 2018 research of the Centre for Cultural Diversity and Wellbeing (CCDW) is located within the Institute for Sustainable Industries and Liveable Cities.

We actively engage in research with community and industry partners, ranging from program evaluation to scoping studies.

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About our partnerships

We engage in collaborative research with:

  • communities and community organisations
  • government and industry
  • domestic and international university researchers and research teams.

Our research partnerships include work on projects ranging from program evaluation and scoping studies to major collaborative research studies and research reports for state and federal government mobilising both applied and theoretical research inquiry. We place special emphasis on our capacity for translational research taking knowledge, information and insights generated by theoretical and applied research that can be translated into usable policies, programs and strategies of benefit to communities and the broader society.

We value dynamic relationships with a range of key partners that focus on transforming the world we live in by creating knew knowledge and practice around cultural diversity and wellbeing.

CCDW's vision is contributed to by our research partners:

  • Attorney-General’s Department
  • Australian Federal Police
  • Australian Multicultural Foundation
  • Australian Social Policy Institute (ASPI)
  • Burnet Institute
  • CityMaking Collective
  • City of Maribyrnong
  • Cohealth
  • Deakin University
  • Defence Science and Technology Group (DST Group)
  • Footscray Community Arts Centre
  • Huddersfield University (UK)
  • Islamic Council of Victoria (ICV)
  • Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation
  • Melbourne City Mission
  • Monash University
  • New York City Police Department
  • Oztron
  • Resilience Research Centre, Dalhousie University (Canada)
  • RMIT University
  • Victoria Police
  • Victorian Arabic Social Services (VASS)
  • Victorian Multicultural Commission
  • University of Melbourne.