Since its formation in 2010, Northern Institute has become a regional leader in high-quality social and public policy research. We aim to understand regional development and provide strong evidence for policy development and capacity building whilst responding to the needs of governments and communities.
Northern Institute researchers are recognised nationally and internationally for their innovative methodologies and research outcomes. They collaborate through partnerships with context experts locally and content experts internationally to bring together a deep understanding of people, policy and place.
Contemporary Indigenous, knowledge, governance, and scienceExplore
We engage in collaborative projects to explore Aboriginal knowledge, workforce participation, governance, language and cultural practices.
Demography and growth planningExplore
Our research focuses on population change in the Northern Territory, north of Australia and other northern and sparsely populated areas.
Risk, resilience and sustainabilityExplore
Engaging in research to support the development of resilient, adaptable and sustainable communities.
Realist research, evaluation and learningExplore
Internationally recognised experts in realist methodology contributing to social, environmental and economic wellbeing.
Regional, economic, education and workforce developmentExplore
Solving problems linked to economic, education and workforce policy and program implementation in regional and remote northern Australia.
Research centres and groupsLearn more
Meet the teams that are specialists in their field:
- Central Australian Research Group
- Centre for Creative Futures
- First Nations Sovereignty and Diplomacy Centre
Indigenous Enterprise Hub (The Hub)
- Top End Language Lab
- Top End Science, Technology and Society (Top End STS)
Read about current and historic Northern Institute research projects.Explore