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Sustainability and Innovation at CUSP: Shaping a Better Future

Sustainability: A Key to Enhancing Life Quality and Reducing Planetary Impact

Sustainability shows us how we can reduce our planetary footprint while improving quality of life for all. It creatively integrates ecological, social, economic and cultural perspectives, offering new policy and practice possibilities.

The Curtin University Sustainability Policy Institute (CUSP) is at the forefront of sustainability research, teaching, and policy advice. Recognised internationally, CUSP’s innovative and impactful approach to implementing research through demonstrations and partnerships with businesses, governments, and communities sets it apart. CUSP not only contributes significantly to the academic life of Curtin but also to the wider community, with a focus on research that has practical applications. CUSP’s academics are global leaders in their fields, including authors for the IPCC, members of the UN Council of Engineers for the Energy Transition, and local changemakers.


CUSP’s Pillars of Sustainability: Broad Research Interests for a Sustainable Future

CUSP’s research interests are broad and relevant, covering key areas such as sustainability, climate change, transport reform, circular economy, green urban development, energy transition, planetary diets, and economics for sustainable development. These pillars of sustainability guide CUSP’s research and partnerships, both locally and internationally.


Engage with CUSP: Opportunities for Students and Partners

CUSP offers opportunities for students and partners to engage with its work. Students can participate through the Masters of Environment and Climate Emergency program and PhD supervision. Partnerships with local and international entities are welcomed and encouraged.