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

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News

  1. The red microrecycler robot stands in front of a set of pigeon-holes which are used to place different objects

    UC among top pick in robot challenge

    A team including University of Canberra robotics experts have taken on the world at the annual Amazon Picking Challenge at the 2016 Robocup competition

    More on UC among top pick in robot challenge
  2. The University of Canberra has received $75,000 from the Discovery Translation Fund 2.0 for its Genetic Ancestry Laboratory project

    DNA’s ancestry to help police identify suspects

    Police will soon be able to test the ancestry of DNA found at crime scenes thanks to new technology to be based at the University of Canberra

    More on DNA’s ancestry to help police identify suspects
  3. A Running River Rainbowfish swims infront of a backdrop of aquatic plants, its scales shimmer silver, yellow, orange and red

    UC researchers’ Rainbowfish quest to save a species

    A small native fish is cross-breeding itself into extinction, but University of Canberra researcher Peter Unmack is using DNA analysis to bring them back from the brink

    More on UC researchers’ Rainbowfish quest to save a species
  4. Eddi Pianca, Ben Wordsworth and Bill Shelley with the adjustable team binding designed by the University of Canberra

    Winter Olympians test cool UC designs

    University of Canberra industrial designers have built adjustable bindings for the Australian snowboard cross team

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