UniSA

UniSA is Australia’s university of enterprise and is a globally-focused, locally-engaged institution established on the dual principles of equity and excellence.

With more than 32,000 students, the university is South Australia’s largest and was ranked 25th in the QS World University Rankings for institutions under 50 years old in 2015.

Research at UniSA is inspired by challenges and opportunities, partnered with end-users and communities, and underpinned by excellence. With 97 percent of our research rated at above world class standard* UniSA creates interdisciplinary teams that tackle significant real world challenges.

We take great pride in our cultural diversity. Global engagement is one of our core aims and we are a dedicated international institution. Each year we educate more than 6,000 international students who play an important role in enriching the intellectual and social life of our campuses.

Our partnerships and agreements cover more than 30 countries and allow us to develop links with highly ranked international partners and government bodies. An example of such a partnership is The China-Australia Centre for Health Science Research; an international comprehensive collaborative research centre established between Shandong University in China and University of South Australia. The centre undertakes research in pharmaceutical sciences, medicine, and public and population health, as well as other scientific fields which relate to health issues, including advanced materials, nanoparticle interface science and cell therapy. The aim of this work is ultimately to provide suggestion to policy-makers in China and Australia which will help to address health problems.

Aged Care Research

The University of South Australia undertakes research in all four of our broad disciplinary divisions that is valuable to the development of China’s aged care sector in the areas of health care and allied health research, architecture, building and design, information systems and health administration management. Our partnerships with Australia Aged Care and Health provides an opportunity to facilitate the transfer of our research insights and professional expertise for the betterment of China’s aged care outcomes.

Division of Health Sciences

UniSA’s Division of Health Sciences provides undergraduate, postgraduate and research degrees for over 7,000 students. Encompassing the schools of Health SciencesNursing and MidwiferyPharmacy and Medical Sciences, and the Sansom Institute for Health Research, UniSA’s premier health and biomedical research concentration, the Division focuses on education and research concerning the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of health problems. Committed to building effective relationships with business, industry and government, the Division of Health Sciences offers programs relevant to the needs of health professionals and communities. The Division also has highly skilled and reputable research staff providing quality services to industry, government and the non-government sectors. Our research into quality aged care services encompasses the work of the International Centre for Allied Health Evidence and the Safety and Quality in Health research group in the School of Nursing and Midwifery. The International Centre for Allied Health Evidence (iCAHE) works locally, nationally and globally to create new knowledge and translate evidence into safe, quality health care through partnerships with researchers, clinicians, educators, policy makers, government, industry, professional and consumer groups and the broader community. iCAHE provides a wide range of tools, services and resources to support health practitioners, service managers, policy makers, consumer representatives and researchers translate evidence into policy and practice. The Safety and Quality in Health research group are committed to enabling better outcomes for patients/consumers/residents, ensuring they receive safer and better care each day, across all parts of health, community and aged care sectors.  The importance of the group’s practice, outcomes and evaluation projects are in their relevance to people receiving services, clinicians, educators and decision makers. The Australian Research Council’s 2015 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) recognised the university’s research in the area of Nursing as well above world class*.UniSA’s Division of Health Sciences provides undergraduate, postgraduate and research degrees for over 7,000 students. Encompassing the schools of Health SciencesNursing and MidwiferyPharmacy and Medical Sciences, and the Sansom Institute for Health Research, UniSA’s premier health and biomedical research concentration, the Division focuses on education and research concerning the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of health problems. Committed to building effective relationships with business, industry and government, the Division of Health Sciences offers programs relevant to the needs of health professionals and communities. The Division also has highly skilled and reputable research staff providing quality services to industry, government and the non-government sectors. Our research into quality aged care services encompasses the work of the International Centre for Allied Health Evidence and the Safety and Quality in Health research group in the School of Nursing and Midwifery. The International Centre for Allied Health Evidence (iCAHE) works locally, nationally and globally to create new knowledge and translate evidence into safe, quality health care through partnerships with researchers, clinicians, educators, policy makers, government, industry, professional and consumer groups and the broader community. iCAHE provides a wide range of tools, services and resources to support health practitioners, service managers, policy makers, consumer representatives and researchers translate evidence into policy and practice. The Safety and Quality in Health research group are committed to enabling better outcomes for patients/consumers/residents, ensuring they receive safer and better care each day, across all parts of health, community and aged care sectors.  The importance of the group’s practice, outcomes and evaluation projects are in their relevance to people receiving services, clinicians, educators and decision makers. The Australian Research Council’s 2015 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) recognised the university’s research in the area of Nursing as well above world class*.

School of Art, Architecture and Design

The growth of the residential aged care sector in China presents great opportunities, but also challenges to manage growing demand for purpose built urban facilities. The University of South Australia’s School of Art, Architecture and Design is home to the China-Australia Centre for Sustainable Urban Development. This Centre is an international research centre exploring how Asia-Pacific cities can plan for and manage sustainable growth. Collaboration with governments, private-sector organisations and research institutions around the world enables the Centre to develop innovative programs and policy recommendations of relevance to Australia, China and the Asia-Pacific region. The Australian Research Council’s 2015 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) recognised the university’s research in the area of Built Environment and Design as world class*.

School of Information Technology & Mathematical Sciences

Quality information systems within aged care facilities not only assists effective management but also provides residents with networked connectivity for the betterment of their relationships and lifestyles. The School of Information Technology & Mathematical Sciences is the largest information and communications technology provider in South Australia. The School runs three research centres and participates in two cooperative research centres (CRCs) specialising in computing, information science and applied mathematics. In addition to research, our centres also provide consulting services to organisations, thus ensuring our strong links with community and industry. The Australian Research Council’s 2015 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) recognised the university’s research in the area of Information and Computing Sciences as world class*.Quality information systems within aged care facilities not only assists effective management but also provides residents with networked connectivity for the betterment of their relationships and lifestyles. The School of Information Technology & Mathematical Sciences is the largest information and communications technology provider in South Australia. The School runs three research centres and participates in two cooperative research centres (CRCs) specialising in computing, information science and applied mathematics. In addition to research, our centres also provide consulting services to organisations, thus ensuring our strong links with community and industry. The Australian Research Council’s 2015 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) recognised the university’s research in the area of Information and Computing Sciences as world class*.

The University of South Australia Business School

The University of South Australia’s Business School is home to The Australian Centre for Asian Business and draws from across the School to research business, management and trade issues that arise between the vastly different cultures. Research teams and members are drawn from all schools within UniSA’s EQUIS-accredited UniSA Business School, including the Schools of Commerce, Law, Management, and Marketing. We believe this cross-disciplinary approach and diverse research expertise form a major strength of the Centre, and ensures its relevance and importance to regional academia and industry. The Business School’s research and undergraduate teaching is applicable to management of China’s aged sector. In particular, the Bachelor of Business (Health Services Management) is an integrated degree that provides a grounding in the key business disciplines and a cross disciplinary specialisation in health services management, producing graduates with the knowledge and confidence to succeed as a business professional in the health sector. This is a unique specialisation which gives graduates the opportunity to ensure health practitioners and organisations deliver their services in efficient and effective ways. The degree involves the development of a number of key business skills as they apply to the health sector including planning and coordinating the delivery of healthcare services, understanding the role of clinical services, managing information and resources, and collaborating with others to build interpersonal skills. The Australian Research Council’s 2015 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) recognised the university’s research in the area of Business and Management as above world class*. *The Australian Research Council’s 2015 Excellence in Research Australia (ERA)The University of South Australia’s Business School is home to The Australian Centre for Asian Business and draws from across the School to research business, management and trade issues that arise between the vastly different cultures. Research teams and members are drawn from all schools within UniSA’s EQUIS-accredited UniSA Business School, including the Schools of Commerce, Law, Management, and Marketing. We believe this cross-disciplinary approach and diverse research expertise form a major strength of the Centre, and ensures its relevance and importance to regional academia and industry. The Business School’s research and undergraduate teaching is applicable to management of China’s aged sector. In particular, the Bachelor of Business (Health Services Management) is an integrated degree that provides a grounding in the key business disciplines and a cross disciplinary specialisation in health services management, producing graduates with the knowledge and confidence to succeed as a business professional in the health sector. This is a unique specialisation which gives graduates the opportunity to ensure health practitioners and organisations deliver their services in efficient and effective ways. The degree involves the development of a number of key business skills as they apply to the health sector including planning and coordinating the delivery of healthcare services, understanding the role of clinical services, managing information and resources, and collaborating with others to build interpersonal skills. The Australian Research Council’s 2015 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) recognised the university’s research in the area of Business and Management as above world class*. *The Australian Research Council’s 2015 Excellence in Research Australia (ERA)