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. We have been recognised as the fastest rising university in Australia and one of the fastest in the world (QS, 2022), have risen to 16th in the Times Higher Education Young University World Rankings (2021), and ranked number one in the ACT for full-time employment and starting salary for undergraduate and postgraduate students, four years in a row, in the Good Universities Guide (2022). Furthermore, UC is named number one in the world for our activities aimed at reducing inequalities in the Times Higher Education(THE) Impact Rankings. 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 Arts and Design
Faculty of Business, Government and Law, and
Faculty of Education
Faculty of Health
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