MSSI is building research capacity in the area of Societal Transformation: the transformation to an affordable economy that emits zero carbon, is less consumptive, more equitable, and which provides personal fulfilment, longevity and reasonable health. We believe that the main impediments to transformation in Australian society are social and economic – attitudinal, political, legal, behavioural and artistic – rather than technological.
To this end MSSI funds the projects listed below. These projects:
1. Research some of the transformations needed to drive a rapid transition to a sustainable society
2. Build a core research capability within MSSI and across the University that will be relatively unique and recognised as world-class.