Institutes, Centres and Clusters
Research in the Faculty of Business and Law is broken into a number of institutes, centres and individual research clusters, these include:
Institutes and Centres
Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre
The Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre is an independent economic and social research organisation located within the Curtin Business School at Curtin University.
The centre was established in 2012 through the generous support from Bankwest (a division of the Commonwealth Bank of Australia), with a core mission to examine the key economic and social policy issues that contribute to the sustainability of Western Australia and the nation, and the wellbeing
of households both in WA and nationally.
Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute
Curtin University is a research partner of the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI), a national independent research network with an expert not-for-profit research management company, AHURI Limited, at its centre.
AHURI has a public good mission to deliver high quality research that influences policy development to improve the housing and urban environments of all Australians. Through active engagement, their work informs the policies and practices of governments and the housing and urban development industries, and stimulates debate in the broader Australian community.
Centre for Research in Applied Economics
The Centre for Research in Applied Economics (CRAE) was established in July 2006 to provide a framework for collaborative applied economic research across Curtin. Located in the School of Economics and Finance, CRAE supports research into economic and social phenomena that impact on lives in Western Australia, the nation and throughout the world.
CRAE’s researchers use a variety of theoretical frameworks and methodologies to inform and evaluate their contributions to the development of both business strategies and public policies on economic and social issues.
The key functions of CRAE are to promote the research interests of members and provide support services to enhance and enable research. This is achieved through developing and enhancing new and existing collaborative research networks; providing facilities for the sharing of research materials and data; maintaining relationships with the relevant professional societies of researchers; and lobbying internal and external partners to support applied economic research activities.
John Curtin Institute of Public Policy
The John Curtin Institute of Public Policy (JCIPP) was established by Curtin University of Technology in 2004 as an eminent body of public sector expertise through research, teaching and the generation of public discussion.
The JCIPP is a peak body for research, education and discussion in public policy and administration. It represents a multi-disciplinary approach to addressing challenges in this area reflecting their complexity as well as the unique capacity of universities to play a key role in addressing them.
National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education
Funded by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training (previously Department of Industry, Innovation, Climate Change, Science, Research and Tertiary Education), the NCSEHE’s purpose is to inform public policy design and implementation, and institutional practice, in order to improve higher education participation and success for marginalised and disadvantaged people.
Luxury Branding Research Cluster
The Luxury Branding Research Cluster (LBRC) increases Curtin’s Luxury Branding research capabilities by providing greater collaboration with other research centres and industry partners while continually building on the strengths of Curtin’s well established multidisciplinary approach to Luxury Branding Research.
Tourism Research Cluster
The Tourism Research Cluster (TRC) increases Curtin’s tourism research capability by providing a framework for the skills, expertise and resources of researchers to be shared, increasing opportunities for collaboration and building on the strengths of Curtin’s well-established multidisciplinary approach to tourism research.
Women in Social Economic Research Cluster
Women in Social Economic Research (WiSER) is committed to producing high quality quantitative and qualitative feminist research on a broad range of issues that women identify as important to their capacity for achieving equity and autonomy.