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Latest annual report for the Kirby Institute outlines 2023’s successes in review

News | Published on 08 Jul 2024

The 2023 Kirby Institute annual report, which outlines the year’s key successes at the Kirby Institute at UNSW Sydney, is now available.

The publication highlights the key stats from 2023, as well as updates and success from across multiple infectious diseases and research disciplines.

Some highlights include:

  • Kirby Institute received a total of $57.4m in funding
  • There were 678 peer-reviewed publications by Kirby Institute researchers
  • We actively collaborated with 984 organisations in 52 countries across six continents
  • In 2023, the Kirby Institute had over 3,000 media mentions across online, radio, print, TV and magazines
  • Last year, the Kirby Institute had 76 postgraduate students enrolled, including 25 international students from 16 different countries, plus celebrated 16 PhD completions.
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Kirby Institute Director and Scientia Professor Anthony Kelleher said: “Our staff and students continue to succeed and excel; there were an exceptional number of grants awarded throughout the year." 

“We continued to produce the highly impactful research our institute is known for [and] are also involved in a multitude of collaborative partnerships, in Australia and globally, which are addressing infectious disease challenges. It is through respectful multidisciplinary collaboration that the unique needs of communities can be met, and we can mitigate the impact of infectious diseases and improve health overall.”

Kirby Institute Patron Michael Kirby, who also delivered last year’s David Cooper lecture, added: “Heartfelt congratulations to Professor Anthony Kelleher, the Kirby Institute leadership and all its staff and supporters for their success and productive impact in 2023. I am confident that 2024 will be even more successful.”

You can find the full annual report here and past annual reports here.