Campus Development

Over the next decade, the University of Canberra's Bruce campus will be transformed into an integrated learning community, abolishing the boundaries between the academy, industry and community of all ages, and establishing UC as a showcase of the confluence of living, learning, innovation and entrepreneurship.

At its heart will be the principles of co-creation and collaboration, offering fresh opportunities for national and international partnerships, transformational research, enriched learning experiences and vibrant commercial and networking activities.

Proceeds from the development will be used to support UC's strategic objectives as well as  a specially created endowment fund, which will ensure the University and its students continue to prosper well into the future.

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Campus of the Future

By 2030, the University of Canberra's Bruce campus will be an extraordinary place. People from around the world will visit and experience a new model community in action, where people, young and old, live an educated life.

The planning for this transformation is being driven by a vision of how universities will operate in the future, abolishing the boundaries between the academy, industry and community of all ages, establishing UC as a showcase of the confluence of living, learning, innovation and entrepreneurship. At the heart of this development will be the principles of co-creation and collaboration, offering fresh opportunities for national and international partnerships, transformational research, enriched learning experiences and vibrant commercial and netowrking activities. The campus development vision also aligns with our specific goals of:

  • Opening up and integrating the UC campus with the surrounding district of Belconnen and strangthening partnerships with local educational and professional institutions.
  • Enhancing Canberra's reputation as a knowledge city and educational capital, and growing the knowledge economy by developing an entrepreneurial hub where industry, research and community come together in the exploration of ideas and pursuit of solutions.
  • Stand out as a showcase of innovative urban design in a characteristically Australia landscape, and promote healthy and active lifestyles for people of all ages and abilities.
  • Ensure that by developing the UC campus as a smart-city-within-the-city, we deliver cutting edge communication technologies and connectivity to the community.
  • Create opportunities for our students to be engaged across all areas of the campus development and operations as part of experiential learning programs.
  • Working with our partners, pursue the highest standards of environmental and energy sustainability, water conservation, physical accessibility, and sustainable and active modes of transport.

Campus Development News

  1. UCH

    First patients arrive at University of Canberra Hospital

    The first patients have arrived at the new University of Canberra Hospital on campus

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    University of Canberra Hospital a step closer to operation

    The University of Canberra Hospital is a step closer to welcoming patients, staff and students with construction of the facility now complete

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  3. Artist impression of the Canberra Specialist Medical Centre

    Construction starts on new oncology services facility at UC

    Work is formally under way on a new state-of-the-art facility to provide specialist medical services, education and research at the University of Canberra

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  4. Team BPI

    UC staff receive industry recognition

    The University of Canberra’s Business Process Improvement team has had its work externally validated with an industry award at an event hosted by the Association for Tertiary Education Management

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