Scanlon Foundation Research Institute

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About the Foundation

The Scanlon Foundation aspires to see Australia advance as a welcoming, prosperous and cohesive nation particularly related to the transition of migrants into Australian Society. By supporting ongoing longitudinal research into the indicators of social cohesion, the Foundation utilises current and ongoing research to inform its activities and to identify the areas of greatest need within Australia.

About the Institute

The Scanlon Foundation Research Institute exists as a bridge between academic insight and public thought on matters relating to Australia’s social cohesion.

The Scanlon Foundation Research Institute (SFRI) undertakes research to help Australia advance as a welcoming, prosperous and cohesive nation, particularly where this relates to the transition of migrants into Australian society.

As an independent, not-for-profit research institute, the SFRI is dedicated to formalising and strengthening research that adds value to Australia in the fields of social and applied sciences.

The need for the SFRI’s work has come from the increasing attention given to the concept of social cohesion and the lack of available data on the Australian experience beyond SFRI’s annual Mapping Social Cohesion survey.

While there is research undertaken by others on social cohesion, there is no other research institution that parallels the longstanding work of the Scanlon Foundation.

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Our partnership

The partnership focus on developing executive education programs that enhance, challenge and educate professionals about the importance of cultural knowledge in the workplace by introducing new methodologies that encourages new approaches to appreciate diversity and the contributions its make to institutions, communities, corporations and the Australian society in general.

This partnership provides an opportunity to academics, researchers and students from various disciplines to participate in an ambitious industry driven program along with industry professionals and community leaders to build a knowledge base that informs, provoke, and entice participants to implement change in their workplaces.

Current Opportunities

The 2023 Professional Education short course will be announced later in the year, if you or your organisation would like to receive further information the course and how to enrol, please contact: Alex Avella,

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