Community and International Engagement

Seeking to understand the ways power plays out in our communities: enabling or hindering the social inclusion of all groups.


Community and International Engagement are reflected through all research themes at the Northern Institute, with a focus on applied policy research in our region and beyond. Our projects investigate and recommend new approaches to recognising and addressing social and systemic barriers to diverse group participation and active citizenship. Projects develop a deep understanding of intergroup relations in the region and inform theory, policy and programs.

A core aim of this theme is to embed the Northern Territory within a global context and within debates on international migration, integration and equality. This involves engagement with international scholarships to increase relevant knowledge and skill bases of academics and other knowledge sector professionals. In addition, the researchers partner with international experts in areas that build our knowledge of living and working in regional and remote areas that face a number of challenges and opportunities.