Details for UniSA Business School

Participant Status


Type of Organization


Type of Education

Undergraduate, Post Graduate, Doctoral

Institution is part of

University of South Australia


Adelaide, South Australia, Australia


Sign Up Date to PRME

26 Jul 2011

Current Sharing Information on Progress Report Submission

21 May 2018

Sharing Information on Progress (2018)

2018 SIP Report - View Report

Sharing Information on Progress (2016)

UniSA Business School 2016 Sharing Information on Progress Report - View Report

Period Covered: Jan 2012 to Jan 2012

UniSA Business School 2016 Sharing Information on Progress Report

Achievements Curriculum Integration in the Field of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability

University of South Australia (UniSA) is Australia’s University of Enterprise. Our graduates are the new urban professionals, global citizens at ease with the world and ready to create and respond to change.

All UniSA Business School programs are designed to develop graduates who are committed to ethical action and social responsibility as a professional and citizen. This is a core long-standing commitment embedded within our graduate qualities, introduced in 1997.

The curriculum development and review process helps ensure a commitment to personal ethical action, social justice issues and the importance of sustainable development. This includes our Assurance of Learning which has a scaffolded approach to the introduction, development and mastery of ethical action and social responsibility within each program.

Over the past five years, we have implemented a systematised model of teaching ethics, social responsibility and sustainability within dedicated core courses; attracted world-class ethics and responsible leadership scholars; and established specific ethics, responsibility and sustainability centres to lead research and inform our teaching.

Achievements Research Development in the Field of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability

UniSA’s research is inspired by challenges and opportunities, partnered with end-users and communities, and underpinned by excellence.

By working closely with industry, we are able to facilitate high quality research that tackles real-world problems. We are respected as global thought leaders and academic experts in areas such as applied economics, human resource management, international business, marketing and tourism. We know genuine impact comes from engaged, ethical and rigorous research.

Our research underpins and advances our commitment to sustainable business growth, enterprise and community development, and global professional careers. We have a particular focus on the themes of An Age Friendly World; Management of Scarce Resources; and Transforming Industries. For example, we deliver research in areas of water scarcity and sustainable accounting, healthy ageing, organisational diversity and gender equity, responsible leadership as well as choice and decision-making.

Our per capita research funding is more than twice the Australian average, and over the past four years our research income has doubled, and we have seen a 50% increase in the number of articles our researchers published in top-tier journals. The latest Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) results show our research is assessed as world-class or above. We have particular strengths in marketing and management and are one of only three business schools globally with an academic focus on SME business growth.

We recognise that UniSA is in a unique position and plays a critical role in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through our ethical, responsible and sustainable education, research and innovation, and community engagement. This is part of a long-standing commitment that is core to our mission and embedded throughout. Our most recent Sharing Information on Progress 2016-2017 report summarises our key initiatives, efforts and achievements over the past two years and has provided an opportunity to review and revitalise our commitment to the UN PRME 6 Principles and SDGs.

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