|To support and extend research
based in academic departments, the University has established a number
of research institutes and centers. Institutes promote and facilitate
broad interdisciplinary research collaboration, while centers tend
to be more focussed. Such units advance the complementary research
interests of a group of faculty and research staff, normally across
traditional disciplinary boundaries.
Together with disciplinary research in academic departments, the following
specialized research units provide both postgraduate and undergraduate
students with opportunities to participate in leading-edge fundamental
and applied research.