A young university with a bold vision

UC is ranked among the top 100 young universities in the world and consistently delivers 90 per cent graduate employment and above-average graduate starting salaries.*

At the University of Canberra we aim to be amongst Australia's most innovative tertiary institutions, continue our ascent in world rankings, and extend our regional, national and international reach – as outlined in our Strategic Plan.

We are committed to preparing professional and highly employable graduates with the right mix of skills and knowledge. Key to this goal is our focus on work-integrated learning which offers every student the opportunity to hone their skills in a real-work environment.

We have already embarked on a comprehensive development plan that will see our campus transform into an integrated learning community. Here you will see academics, students and the public come together in a seamless knowledge-sharing space that enables access to exclusive placements and projects.

Our teaching is enriched by our research culture that produces high-quality and high-impact work and makes an early and significant difference to the world around us.

UC has also launched its Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Strategic Plan 2017 – 2021 outlining a university-wide approach to closing the gap between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and non-Indigenous Australians across four main areas: academic, research and innovation, employment, and community engagement.

*2017 Times Higher Education (THE) Young University Rankings, 2017 Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT)


  1. UC alumna Diana Abdel-Rahman was the special guest speaker at the University's UN World Refugee Day morning tea

    UC honours refugees on World Refugee Day

    University of Canberra staff and students mark the United Nations’ World Refugee Day with a morning tea

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  2. Government funds new clinical school

    Government funds new clinical school

    The ACT Government will spend $2.7 million on establishing a new clinical school for nursing, midwifery and allied health which will be run in conjunction with the University of Canberra's Faculty of Health

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  3. VCs jointly condemn funding cuts

    VCs jointly condemn funding cuts

    The University of Canberra has joined eight other universities to jointly condemn the Federal Government’s proposed changes to higher education

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  4. Hundreds flock to Health Open Day

    Hundreds attend Health Open Day

    More than 200 people attended the University of Canberra’s first Health Open Day to see how a degree in health or sport can kick-start their career

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Important Dates

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  • Monday, 3rd Jul 2017

    Winter Term final examination timetable released to staff and students

  • Friday, 21st Jul 2017

    Winter Term teaching period ends

  • Monday, 24th Jul 2017

    Winter Term examination period begins

    2017 Semester 1 Deferred examination period begins