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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News

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    Hidden disadvantage revealed in UC report

    NATSEM analysis of Canberra has found there are more people doing it tough than popular perception suggests

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  2. Researcher Katie Speer and participant Martin, spar during the boxing training

    Veterans go toe-to-toe with PTSD in new research

    A University of Canberra research project aims to discover if boxing could be the latest weapon to combat PTSD and chronic disease

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  3. UC students focus on stroke and Parkinson’s research

    UC students focus on stroke and Parkinson’s research

    Two Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) students from the University of Canberra have been selected to present their research at the Australian Physiotherapy Association’s national conference in Canberra

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  4. Dr Philip Roberts on the P4F stage

    UC researchers win over investors in 90 seconds

    The University of Canberra’s annual Pitch for Funds has challenged 20 researchers and academics to convince investors to commit money to their projects

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