Partnerships and industry


The Master Plan vision will see the Bruce Campus develop a series of learning neighbourhoods with a student, working and living population of 45,000, consisting of 12,000 residents, 15,000 students and an enterprise and business population of 18,000+. This will include:

  • $5+billion of property investment
  • 60,000+ sqm increase in core university facilities
  • 210,000 m2 GFA increase in Partnership and Commercial buildings and/or tenancies

By 2030, UC will have made significant steps forward with the development of the residential campus community neighbourhood, the health neighbourhood to the north and enterprise neighbourhood to the south, planned around the future light rail expansion. The high quality urban realm and an activated campus experience will link neighbourhoods to the learning, events and retail heart of the University.

UC continues its focus on being an integrated learning community where:

  • scholars, students and the public intermingle
  • organisations from nearby and around the world collaborate with the University, creating new knowledge, providing work-integrated learning opportunities for students and developing solutions
  • generations mix, from childhood years to senior years, in a common commitment to lifelong learning.


The University has embarked on an ambitious program to rethink and challenge the role of a university campus. The University has delivered more than 50,000m2 of enterprise floor area over the past eight years via a multitude of partnerships, including the University of Canberra Hospital, Specialist Centre for Rehabilitation, Recovery and Research, Canberra Specialist Medial Centre, Health Hub and Sports Hub, establishing the campus as an important education partnership precinct for Canberra and the surrounding regions.


  • High-quality facilities will attract new partners and showcase leading research, reflecting our ambition and sector-leading expertise.
  • Business innovation and entrepreneurship will be showcased in buildings, encouraging innovators to partner on campus and establish support networks encouraging collaboration and driving industry transformation and thinking.
  • The University will engage new and existing partners by showcasing UC’s research, learning and teaching activities through the relocation of UC’s most innovative ventures in high traffic areas by increasing ground floor permeability that fronts the Concourse.
  • The University will attract a diverse collection of national and international partners and collaborators, further strengthening UC’s international reputation and connection, including within the digital space.
  • New and existing spaces will integrate incubators, to promote business innovation and research start-ups.
  • Funding and partnership opportunities will be explored to deliver a primary school and other complementary facilities on campus that support The Educated Life philosophy.
  • Dedicated ‘simulation’ based project directed research and learning spaces will be provided, allowing students to engage directly with community and industry across disciplines.