Gonski Institute for Education

Welcome from Professor Adrian Piccoli, Director

Adrian Piccoli

During my years as Minister for Education in NSW, I had the privilege to see every day just how much effort and goodwill from parents, teachers, principals and policy makers went into making a positive change in young people’s lives through education. The Gonski Institute for Education has been set up by UNSW Sydney with the express purpose of supporting that ongoing effort and goodwill. I invite you to get involved: tell us about your experiences of educational access; join us for a public lecture or professional development opportunity. Please contact gonski@unsw.edu.au, view our upcoming events, or subscribe to our mailing list.

Our mission

Our core mission at the Gonski Institute is to address growing inequality in Australian education as well as improving access for students to high-quality education wherever they may go to school. We will do this by delivering practical, interdisciplinary research as well as focused professional development. We will conduct research, test potential solutions and contribute to policy, working closely with governments, educators, community groups and parent associations. As well as rural and regional students, we will strive to improve opportunities for disadvantaged students and students with disabilities, as well as providing the opportunities required by gifted and talented students. Our aim is for UNSW to be the national centre for excellence in school leadership, system and political leadership, and a global hub for scholars, policy-makers and thought leaders interested in research and practice in educational excellence, access and equity.