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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News

  1. University of Canberra PhD student Caroline Gouws presented her ‘Three Minute Thesis’ at the CHARM conference

    Health conference a charm for PhD student

    Staff and students from the University of Canberra have showcased their work at a recent health conference in Canberra

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    UC researchers discover new traits in rabbit virus

    A team of virology researchers at the University of Canberra and CSIRO have discovered unexpected traits in a virus critical for rabbit control in Australia

    More on UC researchers discover new traits in rabbit virus
  3. Dr Kumudu Munasinghe has been recognised by Australia’s leading engineering body, Engineers Australia.

    UC Professor recognised by Engineers Australia

    The University of Canberra’s Dr Kumudu Munasinghe has been recognised for his contributions to the field of engineering

    More on UC Professor recognised by Engineers Australia
  4. A frog sits on a lillypad in a pond

    UC expert working to save frogs from extinction

    A UC expert has joined other Australian researchers to call for increased efforts to prevent the spread of a deadly fungus wiping out frog species around the world

    More on UC expert working to save frogs from extinction

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