University of Canberra

Dynamic and vibrant, the University of Canberra (UC) is embedded deep in the soul of Canberra, the Australian capital. Canberra is a place where ideas are born, creativity is explored and opportunity is created. Our home in Canberra and connection with our neighbouring communities shapes our purpose as a university. Whether it’s fostering innovation, meeting health-care needs, solving environmental challenges or equipping our future leaders, our University is an embodiment of our distinctive city. Canberra is a wonderful place to live, study and work – a safe, connected, multicultural city which boasts great scenery, excellent entertainment and sports venues, a buzzing food scene and a glittering galaxy of cultural institutions. UC is a university for the professions, dedicated to providing immersive student experiences focussed on employability outcomes. In fact, we’re number one in the ACT for graduate employment and salaries three years in a row (Good Universities Guide 2019-21), and we’re swiftly developing a global reputation, achieving a place in the world’s top 20 young universities (THE YUR 2020), Australia’s top 10 universities and amongst the top 1% of universities worldwide (THE 2020). These are remarkable achievements for a university only celebrating our 30th anniversary this year. This success is in part due to our two-pronged focus, encompassing progressive teaching and learning, as well as strong ties to industry. The latter means that students enjoy real-world work experience, internships and clinical placements meaning UC students get a taste for their future careers, even before graduation. The university is also devoted to trail-blazing innovation and research with practical impact, and home to leading research institutes like the Institute for Applied Ecology (IAE) and Institute for Governance and Policy Analysis (IGPA). There are five faculties at UC, offering undergraduate, postgraduate and higher degree by research (HDR) options. The faculties include • Faculty of Health • Faculty of Education • Faculty of Arts and Design • Faculty of Business, Government and Law, and • Faculty of Science and Technology As new developments continue to expand the campus one thing the University has maintained over its 30 years is its indomitable, distinctive character. Our location in Australia’s capital city has shaped the University as progressive and dynamic – dedicated to public service and building a sustainable and prosperous future. As a hub of learning, practical courses, innovative research and new opportunities, it will always be the University in, of and for Canberra.

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