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, focussing our research on some of the big challenges facing our society and the world.

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Research Insights

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How do people feel about sentencing sex offenders?

University of Canberra criminology expert Dr Lorana Bartels describes her research project which aims to gauge informed public opinion on sentencing sex offenders.

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  1. A graph showing savings dips into the red as a pile of bills grows.

    Ground-breaking UC study focuses on bankruptcy

    About 26,000 Australians declare themselves bankrupt annually and University of Canberra PhD candidate Gregory Mowle is conducting the first qualitative study on bankruptcy ever done in Australia

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  2. students on campus

    UC cracks world’s top 100 young unis

    QS rankings place the University of Canberra in the 91-100 band of universities under the age of 50 making their mark on the global stage.

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  3. University staff and students install the Pavilion X project at Canberra's Garema Place.

    Pavilion designed by UC has the X-factor

    Bringing life and activity into Canberra's Garema Place, the University of Canberra designed Pavilion X will host discussions with architects during the Design Canberra Festival

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  4. A pregnant womam holds a smartphone while sitting on the grass

    UC helping mums-to-be avoid eating for two

    University of Canberra researchers develop a smartphone app to aid expectant mums managing weight-gain during pregnancy with a funding boost from Diabetes Australia

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