About UC

The University in, of and from Canberra

The University of Canberra is a young, dynamic, professionally oriented university with a clear public purpose serving the people and communities of Canberra and the surrounding regions – city to coast, alpine to tablelands. Our location in Australia’s capital city, surrounded by dynamic areas of regional Australia, defines who we are and the unique offerings we take to the world. While our home is Canberra, our reach is global.

We have a fierce ambition. Our continued success in research and education has been internationally recognised, resulting in UC becoming the world's fastest rising university in the nation and the world (QS, 2019).

UC has been named in the top one per cent of universities worldwide, placed in the 193rd position of the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020, and is ranked 34 in the world's top 100 young universities by the 2019 Times Higher Education Young University Rankings.

Our graduates enjoy a 90 per cent employment rate and higher starting salaries than the Australian university average, and many of our 86,000 alumni hold influential positions in public and private sectors in 120 countries.

We are a leading sports institution and have strong ties with elite sporting teams. We proudly own WNBL team the University of Canberra Capitals and our women’s rugby sevens squad competes in the Uni 7s Series. We support W-League team Canberra United and the ACT Brumbies Super Rugby team call our campus home.

Through a transformative campus development plan, the University will continue to evolve into an interactive, connected hub of scholars, learners and innovators.

Our mission

As a university anchored in Australia’s capital, we work with government, business and industry to serve our communities and nation, and to be the capital’s educational window to the world. From this vantage point, we challenge the status quo in a relentless pursuit of original and better ways to teach, learn, research and add value – locally and internationally.

Our vision

Our long-standing excellence in mission-oriented research will be fostered and, together with a renewed emphasis on entrepreneurship, will be woven inextricably into the University’s educational experience.

Through a transformative campus development plan, the University will evolve into a distinctive community for lifelong learning, and serve as a beacon of sustainable, smart and connected living.

We will lead the sector nationally in equity, diversity, inclusion and access.


News

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    Australian bushfires: support, services and donations

    With bushfires currently impacting large areas across Australia, our thoughts are with the affected communities, the professional fire fighters, first responders, dedicated volunteers and their families. Of course, the immense loss of native fauna and flora is distressing. Read more on how you can help, or how to access support for staff and students.

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    UC welcomes prospective students at Course Advice Day 2020

    The University of Canberra is preparing to welcome prospective students and their families at Course Advice Day on Friday 10 January 2020.

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    University of Canberra announces Professor Paddy Nixon as new Vice-Chancellor

    The University of Canberra today announced Professor Paddy Nixon as the sixth Vice-Chancellor and President. Professor Nixon will begin his tenure in June 2020.

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    Over $40,000 raised for UC Cancer Research and Recovery Fund

    Over $40,000 was raised for the UC Cancer Research and Recovery Fund at the 2019 Women’s Celebration Breakfast.

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