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

  1. A group of young students sit at a school table with various science equipment

    Building momentum for STEM education: UC report

    Education experts focus on kids learning the fundamentals of STEM practices in preparation for increased diversity in their future work lives

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  2. Artist impression of the Canberra Specialist Medical Centre

    Construction starts on new oncology services facility at UC

    Work is formally under way on a new state-of-the-art facility to provide specialist medical services, education and research at the University of Canberra

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  3. Two disease maps of the ACT at low scale showing high variation in disease rates across Canberra

    Disadvantage and disease hidden in plain sight: UC study

    Reliance on large scale disease mapping may be hiding the real story of disadvantage and heart disease in Canberra’s suburbs

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  4. An empty cot with a small baby's rattle

    Babies at risk are more likely to stay in out of home care: UC study

    Out of home care is a last resort to ensure the safety of children at risk, but for babies taken from their parents fewer than one in ten returns to mum or dad

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