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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  1. Fred Leftwich has been awarded a Roberta Sykes Indigenous Education Foundation Scholarship, and will undertake a Master of Human Rights program at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Photo: John Masiello

    UC scholarship recipient sets sights on shared sovereignty

    University of Canberra graduate Fred Leftwich is heading to the London School of Economics, after being awarded a prestigious Roberta Sykes Indigenous Education Foundation Scholarship

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    IGPA and MOAD partner to explore public trust in democracy

    The University of Canberra’s Institute for Governance Policy and Analysis has partnered with the Museum of Australian Democracy to deliver a new exhibition that looks at the relationship between trust, our political system and democracy in Australia

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  3. A woman suffering back pain

    Searching for answers in the complex world of chronic pain

    One in five Australians live with chronic pain – and a researcher from the University of Canberra is investigating the complexity of the issue to determine how it may affect people differently.

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    White clover has key role to play in urban evolution

    University of Canberra Vice-Chancellor Professor Deep Saini is among a group of scientists to hold a favourable view of a problem weed for gardeners, saying white clover may hold the secret to urban evolution

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