Our Research Focus

The University of Canberra has a collaborative, innovative and dynamic research culture, with a focus on producing high-quality and high-impact work that makes an early and significant difference to the world around us.

We aim to deliver breakthroughs and be globally competitive in the main areas of:

Research Foundation Plan

The University of Canberra aims to be recognised as one of Australia's most innovative tertiary institutions, focusing our research on some of the big challenges facing our society and the world.

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Research for the future

The University of Canberra is riding a wave of success across its research areas and with significant new projects underway, there’s a growing sense that our research is making a difference in the world around us.

Read about the high-quality work being delivered by our world-leading and emerging researchers in a variety of fields.

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    University of Canberra Hospital a step closer to operation

    The University of Canberra Hospital is a step closer to welcoming patients, staff and students with construction of the facility now complete

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    Scholarship to drive UC dementia study

    A PhD scholarship from Dementia Australia is helping one University of Canberra student examine how art programs can ease health issues linked with dementia

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    Turbulent future for Australia’s coasts: UC public lecture

    Leading researcher Emma Johnston has warned that climate change and increased nutrient flows are impacting Australia’s coastal zones

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    UC survey examines resilience to extreme weather events

    A University of Canberra survey is gauging how Canberrans view, experience and adapt to the effects of a changing climate

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