Our vision





The Northern Institute (NI) delivers excellence in research and research leadership that seeks to understand development and the interactions of people, policy and place. The research and research training is consistently of high quality, relevance and a focus on outcomes that are sustainable.

NI's research and research training programs provide evidence for policy development, build capacity and respond to the needs of governments and communities in the region. This research recognizes the lives, geography and history of these places and the importance of contextualising research for the region.

The Institute's researchers are partnership focused, working with multiple stake holders to ensure outcomes meet stakeholder needs and impact positively on people's lives and opportunities in the region. The Institute demonstrates its commitment to the people and places of the region by taking a stand and leading debates on issues of importance.