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Curtin University Sustainability Policy (CUSP) Institute was established in January 2008, headed by Professor Peter Newman. The idea of “sustainability” in a wide range of human endeavour is a relatively new concept, but is rapidly becoming a key issue in public policy theory and practice.

Sustainability Policy is also developing as a recognised profession and a multidisciplinary research field in its own right. CUSP is a key player in the Australian Sustainable Development Institute (ASDI) encompassing a broad range of Curtin research centres and teams involved in sustainability scholarship.

CUSP welcomes PhD and Masters by research students, and is offering a coursework Master in Sustainability and Climate Policy.