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) in Wollongong, Australia is a research institutions dedicated to helping governments and businesses better plan for the future. 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. SMART has a network of global collaborators.


The Facility was created through collaborative funding from various sectors:

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.

Our capabilities is distributed across seven research groups. These various research groups contribute, whenever relevant, to specific commissioned research projects, and achieve pre-identified academic KPIs (publications, HDR students and competitive research grants). Commissioned research projects and consultancies contribute to the sustainability of the SMART Infrastructure Facility through revenue, impact and strategic partnerships.

The seven research groups consist of:

Notable staff[edit]


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