SMART Infrastructure Facility

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SMART Infrastructure Facility
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The SMART Infrastructure Facility at the University of Wollongong
Established 2010
Field of research
Staff 150 research
Students 200 postgraduate
Address Building 6, University of Wollongong, Northfields Avenue
Location Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia
Campus 12,000 m2 (130,000 sq ft)
Affiliations University of Wollongong

SMART Infrastructure Facility (SMART) is a research institution in Wollongong, Australia . SMART is an acronym for "simulation, modelling, analysis, research and teaching". It opened in 2011 as Australia's first multi-disciplinary applied infrastructure research and training facility.


The facility was created through funding from:

Research groups[edit]

SMART's commissioned research program ranges from big data on cities, economic analysis and scenario planning tools for land use and transport. These demonstrate how infrastructure can be better designed, delivered and managed to meet the changing needs of the society over the long term.

Research groups contribute to specific commissioned research projects, and promote academic key performance indicators such as publications, HDR students and competitive research grants. Commissioned research projects and consultancies fund the facility through revenue and strategic partnerships.

The seven research groups consist of:

Henry Ergas is a professor there.[7]


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Coordinates: 34°24′23″S 150°52′53″E / 34.4063°S 150.8813°E / -34.4063; 150.8813