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Who we are

We seek to deepen our understanding of Australia through research, teaching and engagement. With our partners from across the UK and Australia, we work to optimise our reach and promote individual and collaborate projects that strengthen our knowledge of Australia.

Our commitments

We are committed to deepening research and innovation with Australia at King's College London; and supporting individual and collaborative projects whose creativity and originality can drive innovation in higher education research and teaching.

We are committed to convening undergraduate modules on Australia history, literature and film; providing Australian perspectives on a range of other undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes; and supervising Australia-focused postgraduate research projects in a welcoming, collaborative and creative research environment.

We are also committed to working with partners and communities in Australia that seek to develop and understand how 60,000+ years of knowledge, encounters and connections in Australia can help us to shape new ways of teaching, learning and understanding; and delivering the Poche Leadership Fellows programme. Our partnership with the Melbourne Poche Centre for Indigenous Health at the University of Melbourne enables us to deliver this programme, which includes modules taught in Melbourne and in London.

We are committed to building and sustaining connections between academic research, government, industry and the wider community in both the UK and Australia; and providing a space for engagement, discussion and scrutiny of public policy.

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In line with the university’s wider equality, diversity and inclusion statement, the Institute is committed to the provision of equality of opportunity and the recognition and promotion of diversity for all of our students, staff and visitors.

We aim to nurture a collegial, mutually supportive and committed culture among staff, students and visitors. We are committed to providing and promoting an environment in which all people can learn, work and interact freely without fear of discrimination, prejudice or harassment.

We are committed to creating and sustaining a diverse work and learning environment. All students and staff are treated equitably and are not accorded less favourable treatment because of age, marital/civil partnership status, sex, disability, race, colour, ethnic or national origin, sexual orientation, family circumstances, religious or political beliefs and transgender status.

The Institute is also committed to enhancing the work-life balance of all staff in relation to caring responsibilities and other issues affecting well-being.