The Institute for Ethics, Governance and Law was established to fill an important gap in ethics, governance and law research. Through the establishment of the Institute, Griffith University became a "United Nations University Associated Institution" - the first in Australasia

IEGL and its member centres have been involved in a wide range of governance research and related issues. Including research into, Sovereignty and the Rule of Law, protection of civlians, Public Sector Governance, Health Governance, Building the International Rule of Law, Climate Change and Reconceiving the ‘Good Life’, Intellectual Property, and Global Financial Crisis. More information about the IEGL can be found at their website.


The Australian Centre for Intellectual Property in Agriculture (ACIPA) engages in innovative, independent and critical research on intellectual property. The Centre is composed of an active research team and an advisory board of national and international experts.

Staff at the centre hail from a range of disciplinary backgrounds including law, science, history, philosophy and sociology reflecting the Centre's commitment to interdisciplinary research. More information about ACIPA can be found at their website.