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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Commencing a research degree

Research Insights

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News

  1. Professor Ross Thompson stands with his IAE colleague Dr Jane Doolan

    Government appointment beckons UC environmental expert

    Leading environmental expert Professor Jane Doolan will bring her extensive experience to a new role at the Australian Productivity Commission

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  2. Richard Nicholson

    Athlete in residence inspires UC staff, students

    Paralympian Richard Nicholson’s triumph over adversity has been a source of inspiration for University of Canberra staff and students

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  3. Dr Ashraf Ghanem and his research team stand in their laboratory

    Just one drop needed for new, accessible blood tests: UC project

    Scientists at the University of Canberra are developing tests for common health conditions requiring just a drop of dried blood that can be mailed to a laboratory for testing

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  4. Professor Peter Putnis and PhD candidate Jee Young Lee with their recently published paper

    UC research examines 20th Century Australian media

    A University of Canberra study has found a lack of depth in international news available in Australia in the first half of the 20th Century

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