At Charles Sturt University, we think big. And that means exploring the key issues that are affecting the world; and asking the big questions around them. From health and nature to politics and society, our Big Questions series sees our expert academics take debate out of its comfort zone to get to the bottom of some of today’s hottest topics.
Can we stop terrorism?
Is the threat of terrorism something we will all just have to learn to live with? What are the changing strategies of terrorist groups – and how can we combat them most effectively?
Is social media killing democracy?
After Russian influence on the 2016 US elections, the Cambridge Analytica scandal and the proliferation of ‘fake news’ across the globe, has social media corrupted democratic processes? Or could it be its saviour?
Can we protect urban biodiversity?
Predictions suggest that global populations will increasingly live in urban centres. But what does that mean for the wildlife that lives in, visits and migrates across our towns and cities?
Can you predict a heart attack?
What if we could predict the likelihood of a heart attack in a patient? Discover the work of a Charles Sturt researcher who’s at the cutting edge of cardiovascular medicine.
How real is identity theft?
How likely is it that a scammer will try to steal your identity? A Charles Sturt expert explains the risks, and what can you do to protect yourself.
Is eating meat killing us?
Should we all be eating less meat? Discover what a Charles Sturt nutrition expert thinks, and how you might modify your diet for health and wellbeing.
What’s the secret to a happy life?
Everyone wants to be happy – but how do we make it happen?
What happens to your digital assets when you die?
Discover how to secure your digital legacy, or erase it.
Can sustainability defeat overfishing?
Explore the cutting-edge research that is helping secure fish populations, natural ecology, and human food supplies.