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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Digital Treasures

Digital solutions that show the true depth of cultural collections with associate professor Mitchell Whitelaw.

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  1. An aerial image of a community living alongside the Murray River

    UC study finds regional Australians feeling good, but lack connections

    The University of Canberra's 2015 Regional Wellbeing Survey shows most Australians are happy in their regional communities, but access to internet and fresh food is a concern

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  2. Title page of the Digital News Report: Australia 2016 features a television studio camera and set

    Screens dominate Australians’ news consumption

    A University of Canberra report into Australians' media consumption has found people are more likely to access news via television, online or social media as their main news source

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  3. Professor Rob Davidson at his desk resting his arm on a large translucent perspex cylinder

    UC radiographer receives US prize

    The University of Canberra’s inaugural Professor of Medical Imaging Rob Davidson receives the top award for an article by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists

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  4. Head of physiotherapy Jennie Scarvell speaks to a lecture room of colleagues and students

    Healthy knees keep us on our feet

    The University of Canberra’s head of physiotherapy Professor Jennie Scarvell suggests maintaining a healthy weight and getting exercise as the key methods to improve outcomes for knee replacement surgeries

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