UNSW Canberra's research centres conduct cutting edge research across a wide range of research areas and across a diverse range of disciplines.

Researching the effects of war on society - on the people at home, on the soldiers at the battlefront, on economies both strong and fragile, on politics, on the victors and on the vanquished.

ACCS provides cutting-edge, long-term, international thought-leadership in cyber security through research, education and external engagement, at a time when cyber security is moving to the top of global political, scholarly and commercial agendas.

The Centre undertakes research and education in a range of disciplinary areas relevant to the delivery of capability systems and systems acquisition: systems science, systems thinking, complex systems, system of systems, systems engineering, requirements engineering, and project management.

Through provision of strategic vision and leadership, underpinned by world-class research and education, consolidate UNSW into the leading institution in space research, education and thinking in Australia and beyond.

The Sino-Australian Research Centre for Coastal Management (SARCCM) is a Research Centre of the University of New South Wales with a multidisciplinary/multi-faculty focus. It works closely with the Ocean University of China in collaborative research on coastal management. The UNSW Canberra campus and several faculties of UNSW in Sydney contribute to the Research Centre.

The Australian Centre of Excellence for Quantum Computation and Communication Technology is an international research effort to develop the science and technology of a global quantum information network, encompassing ultra-fast quantum computation, absolutely secure quantum communication and distributed quantum information processing.