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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    UC academic a global leader in sociology research

    University of Canberra Centenary Professor Dr Deborah Lupton is a global research leader in two branches of sociology, according to new data

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  2. digital health

    UC partners in $200m digital health initiative

    The new Digital Health Cooperative Research Centre will bring together research and industry to develop and test health solutions to improve Australians health and healthcare

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    UC a national leader in public administration research

    New data has placed the University of Canberra as the number one university in Australia and number 22 in the world for public administration research

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  4. Teresa Chavez-Capilla

    PhD grad’s gut feeling pays off

    Teresa Chavez-Capilla has graduated with a PhD after travelling from Spain to Canberra to examine the metabolism of different arsenic compounds found in food and how they are transformed in the gut and the liver

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