Alfred Deakin Institute
The Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation (ADI) is a leading humanities and social sciences research institute based at Deakin University, Australia. Our researchers aim to understand the complex meanings of citizenship, social inclusion and globalisation, and investigate the imp


We conduct research partnerships and consultancies with government agencies, industry, civil society organisations, the not-for-profit sector and universities both in Australia and around the world.

We have collaborations and partnerships with universities, civil society organisations, the not-for-profit sector, government agencies and industry around the world. With expertise in the Asia–Pacific, Middle East, North Africa and Europe, we research with many partners in these regions and have set up our four research streams to provide opportunities for collaboration and project development.

Featured Partnerships


Democracy and Local Governance in Tunisia: Australian and Indonesian Perspectives

Tunisia’s pathway to sustainable democratic governance is being given valuable support through projects supported by the Council for Australia-Arab Relations (CAAR). The projects have aimed to build the capacity of civil society organisations, women and youth through dialogue with governance experts and exposure to other international experiences.


Measuring Cultural Property Destruction in Iraq and Syria

We are working with the Australian Department of Defence and Australian Research Council to document and interpret the heritage destruction which has occurred in Iraq and Syria. We are looking at the time following the Iraq War of 2003, the Arab Spring of 2011 and particularly since the rise of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS).


Analysis of the causes, nature and capacities for peace in Myanmar's Rohingya Muslim - Rakhine Buddhist conflict

This project will analyse the complex conflict between the national Burmese government, the “Rohingya” Muslims and the local Buddhist in Rakhine state, Myanmar, in light of the country's historic political, and economic transition.

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Experiences and Perspective of Koreans in Australia and New Zealand
> In partnership with the Academy of Korean Studies (AKS)

See a selection of our national and international research partnerships

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Centre for Resilient and Inclusive Societies (CRIS)

CRIS is a research and program based think tank consortium of eight Australian and international academic, community and industry partners - Deakin University, Western Sydney University, Victoria University, Resilience Research Centre—Dalhousie University (Canada), Australian Multicultural Foundation, Centre for Multicultural Youth, RAND Australia and the Institute for Strategic Dialogue (UK). We exist to deliver research, programs and inform policies that advance and enrich our local, national and international community cohesion and resilience.

Government Partnerships


We are working with AusAid to examine how key informant research in rural and pastoralist Ethiopia will identify facilitators and barriers to the use of maternal, neonatal and child health services.

Australian Agency for International Development

We are working with the Australian Agency for International Development to identify the needs and priorities of children with disabilities in Vanuatu and PNG.

Government of Sweden (Swedish Expert Group on Aid Studies)

This project partnership sees us establishing a framework for evaluating the performance of bilateral development assistance or aid to an individual country, and to apply that framework to Sweden's assistance to Tanzania.


Organisational partnerships

National Broadcasting and Telecommunication Commission of Thailand

We’re assisting the National Broadcasting and Telecommunication Commission of Thailand to develop strategies to combat extreme ideologies, behaviours and values in Thai Muslim communities. We hope to prevent, combat and minimise anti-social behaviour and build community resilience.

The Centre for Multicultural Youth

Our researchers are working to evaluate the 'Social Cohesion, Young People and Multiculturalism' project, which is being run by the Centre for Multicultural Youth in two areas of rapid growth and high immigrant concentration in metropolitan Melbourne.


UNIVERSITY Partnerships

City University of New York, United States

We are partnering with City University of New York in the United States to understand the role that Islamic religious beliefs, rituals and faith-based community practices play in shaping experiences of belonging and citizenship in multicultural, western cities.

Monash University, Melbourne, Australia

We are working with Monash University to examine modern re-inventions of the classical ideal of philosophy as a way of life.