University of Canberra

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The University of Canberra is a young, up-and-coming university nestled in the nation’s capital. It aims to be recognised as one of Australia’s most innovative tertiary institutions, as it continues to reach new heights in world rankings and further its reach regionally, nationally and internationally.

The Times Higher Education World University Rankings and the QS World University Rankings place the University of Canberra in the top four per cent of universities worldwide, and among the top 100 universities in the world under the age of 50.

The University’s teaching is enriched by a research culture that focuses on outcomes that lead to early improvements in the world around us. Both reflect the institution’s dynamic, innovative and collaborative intellectual environment.

The University’s strong emphasis on work integrated learning gives its nearly 17,000 students valuable experience to develop key skills in the workplace. Its graduates are in high demand and many of its more than 77,000 alumni occupy senior positions in public and private enterprise in Australia and around the world.   

Its vibrant, friendly campus is home to a wide array of cafés, eateries and fitness facilities. The natural park-like environment teems with native birds and a small mob of kangaroos. It also plays host to the famous touring music festival – Groovin’ the Moo.

The University of Canberra has embarked on a comprehensive development plan that will see its campus transform into an integrated learning community where academics, students and the public come together in a seamless knowledge-sharing space. The project is already coming to life with the opening of a multi-service Health Hub and the University’s Sporting Commons, home to the Research Institute for Sport and Exercise.

The construction of the new University of Canberra Public Hospital – a central facility for our health teaching and research activity– is underway and further developments in the health, residential and innovation district are being planned.

These rapidly expanding facilities are delivering an integrated teaching and research environment, providing exciting new avenues for the University to serve its community.

Last reviewed: 24 Feb 2017