The leading research centre in CSC in the field, the CfCSC has a global network of experts and researchers working in a range of CSC related fields, an intensive grounded research culture and a strong commitment to fostering PhD candidates.

The Centre offers its PhD candidates unparalleled access to world-class advisors, links to experts in the field and opportunities for transdisciplinary collaboration.

The Centre undertakes research under four themes:
•    Participatory development communication
•    Communication and advocacy 
•    Communication Technologies and social change
•    Communication and transdisciplinarity is sustainable development 
The Centre’s commitment to PhD students is enhanced by The University of Queensland’s dedication to research. The University of Queensland (UQ) is consistently ranked in the top three research universities in Australia and is among the top 100 of universities in the world:
•    46th – QS World University Rankings 2015
•    60th – Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2015
•    77th – Academic Ranking of World Universities 2015

The Australian Government’s ERA 2012 National Report confirmed that research at UQ is above world standard in more specialised fields of research than any other Australian university.
• 100 per cent of UQ research is at world standard or above
• 35 specialised fields of research at UQ received the highest possible score of five
• UQ was the only Australian university to achieve the maximum rating of five in education, statistics, numerical and computation mathematics, environmental engineering, environmental biotechnology, industrial biotechnology, and specialist studies in education.  
With annual research income of AUD$381.8 million and more than 130 research centres, UQ is a leader in industry collaboration and research funding in Australia and is at the forefront of the world's research discoveries.

For more information on undertaking a PhD at UQ, the process of applying and the kinds of support and scholarships that are available please visit our Graduate School. 

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