Biogas System Project in
Yongsheng Area Development Program, World Vision China
The Development Research Unit (DRU) comprises a group of academics in the Faculty of Business and Economics with common research interests in development economics.
The Unit has three aims:
- To foster quality, internationally recognised research in areas of development economics and development studies.
- To provide an environment for postgraduate research students in development economics to receive the best possible research training.
- To develop research partnerships with organisations in the development sector, with a view to seeing our research endeavours translate into practice.
Monash University’s purpose statement reminds us that the ultimate purpose of education and research is an improvement in the human condition. The University also recognises that the task of addressing the world’s massive wealth disparities ranks among the most pressing issues facing humanity. Strong development research capacities therefore lie at the heart of Monash’s mission.
The DRU is ideally
placed to leverage Monash’s status as Australia’s most
internationalised university with six main campuses, including one in
Malaysia and one in South Africa. The majority of postgraduate research
students who enter Monash in the economics and related areas are from
developing countries. The DRU provides an excellent vehicle for
actively recruiting students and channelling them towards research that
is not only of interest to them, but also of direct benefit to their
Development Research Unit is a collaboration between Monash University
and World Vision Australia.