50 Years of Education

In 2018, the University of Canberra will celebrate 50 Years of Education, marking half a century of high quality teaching, education, student life and resounding impact on the Canberra community.

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50 Years of Education

Over the past 50 years the University has graduated over 80,000 alumni, achieved a lot of ‘firsts’, experienced the impact of many governments and provided a platform for students to make lifelong memories and friends. We are proud of our rich history of our forerunner institution, the Canberra College of Advanced Education and continue to tread our own path as the University of Canberra.

The University of Canberra has always always strived to do things differently and challenge the staus quo. From our roots as the Canberra College of Advanced Education through to the transition to the University of Canberra in 1990, our staff, students and alumni have always been proud of our history as a strong, high-performing institution that values people, experience and education first and foremost.

Although the University of Canberra will be 30 in 2020, the institution as a whole is Celebrating 50 Years of Education, reflecting on our humble beginnings as the Canberra College of Advanced Education in 1968. This is an opportunity for us to reflect on our past, the stories that make the institution what it is today, and look to the future as we continue on our path to achieve the University’s strategic objectives from our most recent strategic plan, Distinctive by Design.

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A Festival of 50 years

The University of Canberra is celebrating 50 Years of Education on Sunday 28 October and we’re inviting alumni, family, friends and the entire Canberra community onto campus for a Festival of 50 Years. Enjoy live music by Jack Billman, kids entertainment and rides, delicious food from some of Canberra’s favourite food trucks including Sole Cartel, Mr Papa, Frikin Chicken and many more. Explore the campus with a self-guided heritage trail, visiting your old lecture halls and an exhibition of Bruce’s life throughout the decades. We can’t wait to see you there to help us celebrate.

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