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UCRISE labThe University of Canberra, Research Institute for Sport and Exercise (UCRISE) has been created to support the university's sporting aspirations through: strategic planning and leadership, the co-ordination of sport-related research and consultancy across its faculties and the development of external partnerships.

UCRISE research in Human Movement and Sport Science has been rated as being Above World Standard in the category "Human Movement and Sports Science". This rating was released by the Australian Research Council on December 4, 2015, as part of the Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) results.  ERA measures the quality of research produced by Australian universities against world standards. It is based on an independent assessment of research excellence that draws on qualitative and quantitative indicators.

UCRISE works in tandem with university Faculties, research centres, support centres and the UC Students Union to achieve the strategic goals for sport at the University of Canberra (UC) which are to inspire and engage students, staff and the broader community.

UCRISE is a research and innovation institute which brings together staff, from a wide variety of academic disciplines based in the university's Faculties and other research centres, around the central uniting theme of sport. This brings critical mass and synergies to bear on sport related research and consultancy activities and supports the development and sustainability of external partnerships. The activity of UCRISE will relate to agendas of state, regional, national and international importance. Read more about our research areas

At UCRISE we aim to:

  • Support the University Strategic Plan and Vision for Sport.
  • Enhance the sport profile and reputation of the University
  • Be recognised externally as shaping opinion in the field of sport
  • Engage in high quality research and consultancy work related to sport
  • Provide a synergistic collaborative focus to groups of staff from a variety of academic disciplines related around the central theme of sport
  • Provide a focussed platform for engagement with external agencies, institutions, industry and the community related to the central theme of sport.
  • Increase the institutional capacity for forming strategic sport partnerships and collaborations externally.
  • Attract external income and non-monetary support for sport research and consultancy activities

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