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:

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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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Do poets hold the key to encourage creative thinking?

Distinguished Professor Jen Webb shares her latest study into poets' creative processes to see if these can be applied to encourage creative thinking in other professions.

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  1. Lampshades made of folded white paper, featuring intricately folded shapes.

    3D printers have UC designers making their own way

    Mobile Makers brings 13 researchers to the University of Canberra to design and manufacture objects, blurring the lines between engineering, art, business and education.

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  2. Profile shot of Professor Ross Thompson

    Freshwater ecologist appointed new IAE director

    Professor Ross Thompson has been appointed director of the University of Canberra’s Institute for Applied Ecology

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  3. A father dropping two children off at school, handing his daughter a school backpack.

    UC research examines the daily run to school

    University of Canberra researchers are investigating how work and transport requirements impact parents’ decision-making on getting their kids to school

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  4. Dr Ashby and Miss Karouta hold a chick in the lab while examining it with an ophthalmoscope

    UC researchers' rooster study shining bright light into myopia

    Dr Regan Ashby is studying how to protect people from developing myopia or short-sightedness, and it's his baby rooster chicks that are lighting the way.

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