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.

It has successfully secured scholarships and funding for numerous PhD candidates, and sees this assistance in securing financial support as part of its mandate.  Furthermore, the Centre’s PhD candidates are supported through writing retreats, conference support, and scholarship top- ups.

The Centre undertakes research under four themes:
•    Participatory development communication
•    Media and empowerment
•    Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) for social change
•    Communication for transdisciplinary research for development (R4D)
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 1per cent of universities in the world:
•    43rd – QS World University Rankings
•    86th – Shanghai Jiao Tong Academic Ranking of World Universities 2011
•    Top 100 – Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2011

UQ is home to over 2000 research experts that conduct more than 2330 research projects with collaborators in over 50 countries.   With annual research income in excess of AUD$320 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.

The University of Queensland has awarded over 13,000 students with a research higher degree (RHD) and is currently supporting a further 4,000 students to achieve their research goals.


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