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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    Men, muscles and the clean eating movement

    Men are uploading more clean eating posts on social media than women, according to new University of Canberra research

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    UC researcher named joint recipient of prestigious humanities award

    University of Canberra researcher Dr Ana Tanasoca has been named the joint recipient of the 2018 Max Crawford Medal, Australia’s most prestigious award for early-career researchers in the humanities

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    Fake news has Aussies concerned

    More than three-quarters of Australian news consumers have experienced fake news and are bothered by it according to a new University of Canberra report

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  4. Image of researcher Jackson Thomas with an Aboriginal Health Practitioner

    Clinical trial treats a truly neglected infectious disease

    A University of Canberra-led trial is investigating an Aboriginal bush medicine-based treatment for scabies

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