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China-Australia Sustainable Research Unit

The School of Architecture and Built Environment established the China-Australia Sustainable Research Unit (CASRU) in collaboration with The School of Economics and Management, North China Electric Power University (NCEPU), Beijing, China.

The agreement was signed on 18 October 2013 in Beijing by The Executive Dean of Faculty of the Professions, Professor Christopher Findlay, and the Dean of School of Economics and Management, NCEPU, Professor Dong-Xiao Niu.

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Congratulations to Ruidong Chang for being a winner of the 2016 National Award for Excellent Research Students Studying Overseas (国家优秀自费留学生奖学金) awarded by the Ministry of Education of China.

Being the most recognizable award for Chinese PhD students studying overseas, this award is extremely competitive. It selects the best Chinese PhD students globally across all majors and disciplines based on their overall performance. There are 501 Chinese PhD students winning this award in 2016, including students in America (163), Canada (53), Australia (41), England (40), and Singapore (37); with only two Chinese PhD students from South Australia (University of Adelaide) winning this award.

Ruidong is a PhD candidate from the China-Australia Sustainability Research Unit (School of Architecture and Built Environment) and is supervised by Professor George Zillante (Head of School), Associate Professor Veronica Soebarto and Professor Zhen-Yu Zhao.

  • Areas of ResearchLearn about our research focus areas and supervision expertise

    CASRU aims to promote cross cultural research across the Chinese and Australian Construction Industries and to improve the international competitiveness of the Construction Industry in both Australia and China. Specifically, through its work CASRU endeavours to:

    • Undertake joint international research projects involving both countries
    • Jointly apply for research grants in the Australian and Chinese research frameworks
    • Undertake a series of comparison studies between sectors of the Australian and Chinese construction industries
    • Host exchange study tours from member universities or industry from both countries
    • Promote industry accessibility to both countries underpinned by sound research
    • Host Exchange research staff
    • Host Exchange research students
    • Facilitate research scholarships
    • Undertake joint PhD programmes
  • ResearchersMeet our academic research leaders
  • Research ProjectsFind out about our current and recently completed research projects
    Current Research
    •  Co-evolution and dynamic capabilities growth models of the Chinese international contracting business in complex environment
    •  Minimizing Construction Demolition Waste
    •  Air Quality Control in China
    •  Integrating Renewable Energy Technology into Building: Achieving Zero Carbon Buildings
    Recently Completed
    •  The environmental dynamics and flexibility optimization of the wind power industry supply chain
    •  The Foreign Expert Invitation Key Project 2013 - Study of Co-Evolution Route for Wind Power Industry Chain
    •  The dynamic modelling and flexibility dynamics of the wind power industry

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