Research themes

Research themes


The Institute

The La Trobe Institute of Social and Environmental Sustainability is embedding sustainability research into the University by engaging with staff, students and the wider community at all levels.

Presentations, panels and seminars

Lunchtime Seminar Series

The Institute’s Lunchtime Seminar Series asks presenters to share their thoughts on using interdisciplinary to solve complex problems in their own experience and specialty areas. In the first semester of 2012 the seminars are being held by:

  • Prof. Gunilla Öberg (Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability at the University of British Columbia, Canada)
  • Dr Anna Roberts (Senior Research Scientist at the Victorian Department of Primary Industries)
  • Dr Campbell Gemmell (Chief Executive of the Environment Protection Authority, South Australia) and
  • Prof Stefan Schaltegger (Center for Sustainability Management, Leuphana University, Germany).

Academic Symposium and Business Forum

Each year the Institute holds an Academic Symposium and Business Forum over two days hosting academics, business and community leaders and policy makers.

In 2012, the Academic Symposium theme was 'Advancing Sustainability in Education and Research,' you can view the  Symposium program [PDF 1.28MB].  

The 2012 Business Forum theme was 'Sustainable Development: Beyond Carbon'. View the Forum program [PDF 781 KB].

Generations grants

The Institute for Social and Environmental Sustainability offers small amounts of funding for research projects, some course work projects

Multidisciplinary research grants
Generations Grants