Number of Monash Research Outputs: 305

Mean Field Weighted Citation Impact of Monash Outputs: 1.75

3 Year Rolling Mean FWCI of Monash Outputs: 1.70

Monash Business School researchers are leading the design and development of novel operational models to study how manufacturers make strategic production and sourcing decisions under an emissions trading scheme. This research is helping organisations to reduce their carbon footprint and improve their bottom lines. Expected outcomes of this research include the development of a sustainable electricity ecosystem that can provide more reliable, low-cost energy supplies to consumers.

Researchers in the Faculty of Arts are leading an Australian Research Council (ARC) funded project that explores the social, ethical, and regulatory issues raised by technology innovation in agricultural production of food, particularly the shift to automatisation.

The increasing use of robots and automated machinery in agriculture have the potential to disrupt rural communities and break long-held patterns of workforce participation. The Robots in Agriculture project has focused on exploring these issues in Australia in 2022, building links with rural communities throughout Australia to understand the human impacts of this shift toward robots in agriculture.

Robots in Agriculture

Other SDGs: 

SDG 2 Zero Hunger SDG 11 Sustainable Cities and Communities SDG 15 Life on Land

China’s vehicle population has increased dramatically over recent decades as a consequence of rapid urbanisation and market liberalisation. This leads to significant increases in carbon emissions and air pollution. Researchers in the Centre for Development Economics and Sustainability, Monash Business School, have measured the effect of opening a high-speed rail line on air pollution along major highways linking the Chinese megacities of Chengdu and Chongqing. Their research showed that air pollution was reduced by 7.6 per cent along the main affected highway as a consequence of the rail line opening.

Other SDGs:

SDG 3 Good Health and Well-Being

Monash University and its partner Southeast University have established five Joint Research Institutes (JRIs) at Monash Suzhou, in the areas of:

  • future cities;
  • energy and environment;
  • advanced materials and manufacturing;
  • advanced computation in science and engineering: and
  • life sciences.

A sixth multi-disciplinary centre in sustainable development will open in 2023. Each joint research institute fosters collaboration with SEU researchers and top R&D partners in the region to address Monash University’s sustainability agenda.

Other SDGs: 

SDG 3 Good Health and Well-Being SDG 6 Clean Water and Sanitation SDG 7 Affordable and Clean Energy SDG 11 Sustainable Cities and Communities SDG 13 Climate Action