Social Equity Research Centre (SERC)

Welcome to the RMIT Social Equity Research Centre

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Who we are

Launched in 2023, the Social Equity Research Centre provides a platform for a multidisciplinary community of practice across a range of thematic areas related to delivering transformational research for social justice and equity. Working in partnership we generate excellent innovative research that drives policy and practice transformation.

The Social Equity Research Centre focuses on wide ranging critical research areas and the intersections within, grouped under four research themes: 

Community wellbeing

Gender and harm

Local global relations

Housing insecurity and homelessness

Our Sustainable Development Focus

We are committed to and aligned with six UN Sustainable Development Goals: good health and well-being; quality education; gender equity; reduced inequalities; sustainable cities and communities; and peace, justice and strong institutions. 

Our principles

  • Framing research through strengths-based lenses
  • Encouraging research models and methods that engage with lived experience
  • Committing to Indigenous values, learnings, and principles
  • Respecting and valuing inclusion and diversity
  • Contributing to multi-disciplinary teams to undertake interdisciplinary research
RMIT University ranked 7th Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2023
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News

Study with us

World defining research

The Social Equity Research Centre is home to over 80 HDR students bringing fresh approaches and perspectives to resolving today's global challenges.

Conducting their research locally and internationally, PhD candidates at the Centre collaborate with our industry partners to develop research that is informed by real-world knowledge and experience.

SERC is focused on mentoring and building the capacity of HDR students to take the next step their careers and address significant social justice issues.

Postgraduate research programs

Master of Social Science (Global, Urban & Social Studies)

PhD (Global, Urban & Social Studies)

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Bess Schnioffsky shares her experience of doing a PhD in the School of Global, Urban and Social Studies

Contact

Visit us

Address: 360 Swanston Street, Melbourne, VIC - 3000
Location: Melbourne City campus , Building 8, Level 10 
Hours:
Monday to Friday: 9.00am–5.00pm

Postal address

Social Equity Research Centre
School of Global, Urban and Social Studies
GPO Box 2476
Melbourne, Victoria - 3001

Academic Services team

Current Student enquiries: RMIT Connect Portal

Academic Services (academic staff support): serc@rmit.edu.au

Research

Centre: serc@rmit.edu.au
School: guss.research@rmit.edu.au

 

Follow the Social Equity Research Centre

Stay up to date with the Social Equity Research Centre's latest news, events & publications on
Twitter @SERC_RMIT or LinkedIn.

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Acknowledgement of Country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business - Artwork 'Luwaytini' by Mark Cleaver, Palawa.

aboriginal flag
torres strait flag

Acknowledgement of Country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.