Who we are

The George Institute is a leading independent global medical research institute established and headquartered in Sydney, with additional major centres in China, India and the UK and an international network of experts and collaborators.

Our mission is to improve the health of millions of people worldwide, particularly those living in disadvantaged circumstances, by challenging the status quo and using innovative approaches to prevent and treat non-communicable diseases and injury. 

700+ people across the globe

50+ countries with ongoing projects

8,000+ publications & other academic outputs

$1 billion raised for research since 1999

Our strategy

The George Institute is focused on the global health challenges that cause the greatest loss of life, the greatest impairment of life quality and the most substantial economic burden, particularly in resource-poor settings.

Through a program of research, advocacy/thought leadership, and disruptive social entrepreneurship, we are driving global impact.

Our history

The George Institute was established in Sydney, Australia in 1999 to tackle the escalating burden of non-communicable diseases and injury around the world, with a focus on underserved populations. Since then, our work has been influencing policy and practice globally.

Our leadership & people

We work with some of the world’s best leaders and experts in their field.

Our Board of Directors supports and guides us in our mission to improve the health of millions of people globally.

Our Global Advisory Committee on Research, Impact, and Strategy, an independent body, provides advice on the Institute’s future research directions.