Our research and its impact
La Trobe has a proud history of undertaking research to address pressing societal needs, never shying away from progressive and at times controversial topics. Our strong drive, combined with our breadth of expertise, means that La Trobe researchers are sought after for the understanding and impact that they bring to pressing questions.
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Our Research Impact Strategy
At La Trobe we’re committed to maximising the contribution our research makes to the economy, society, environment and culture, beyond the contribution to academic research. The Research Impact Strategy sets out the actions we will take to support our researchers to achieve this.
Our commitment to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
La Trobe is a university known for making a positive difference in the lives of our students, partners and communities.
We are committed to the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which underpin both our 2030 Strategic Plan and Research 2030 plan.
To read about how we have aligned our priorities to the SDGs and how we are making an impact, view the 'Research Impact for Sustainable Development 2022 Report' below.