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. We have been recognised as the fastest rising university in Australia and one of the fastest in the world (QS, 2021), ranked in the world's top 20 young universities by the Times Higher Education Young University Rankings (2020), and ranked number one in the ACT for full-time employment and starting salary for undergraduate and postgraduate students, three years in a row, in the Good Universities Guide (2021). 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 nd 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