At Charles Sturt University (CSU), we think big. And that means exploring the key issues that are affecting the world. 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 goals and strategies of terrorist groups in today’s world – 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? A CSU biodiversity expert explores the potential answers.
Can you predict a heart attack?
What if we could predict the likelihood of a heart attack in a patient – and combat it through innovative dietary adjustments? Discover the work of a CSU researcher who’s at the cutting edge of cardiovascular medicine.
How real is identity theft?
When you are online, how likely is it that a scammer will try to steal your identity? A CSU expert explains the risks, what hackers are looking for and what can you do to protect yourself.