Sport lies at the heart of the University of Canberra. It is part of our history, present and future.
Sport embodies our UC values – integrity, collaboration, inclusion, innovation and entrepreneurship. It builds our community, connects cultures and regions, bolsters our identity, and promotes social justice, diversity, and physical and mental wellbeing.
We are ideally and uniquely positioned in the nation’s capital to become Australia’s leading university for sport education and research, focusing on gender equality and women in sport, sports integrity and building a culture of wellness.
Our significant, ongoing investments will further grow our prominent position in the national sporting landscape. We are perfectly positioned at home in Canberra, a city designed for sport, where we have built strong relationships with key sporting institutions across the region.
Here's how we'll deliver on that vision.
A vision to inspire. A plan to achieve.
The University of Canberra is actively planning to become Australia’s leading university for sport education and research and to be internationally renowned for its collaborations, innovation, and technology.
UC will be Australia’s leading sport university. We will be known for our focus on Women in Sport, diversity and inclusion and Sports Integrity. We will achieve this vision by engaging students, staff, industry partners, high performance athletes and teams and our local community in sport, mission-orientated research and exceptional student education and experiences.
Sport will connect and engage students, staff and our community and region from community- based to high performance sport. We will promote and enable our values of integrity, collaboration, inclusion, innovation and entrepreneurship through sports education and research.
By 2026, UC aims to be in the top-three ranked universities in Australia and top 50 in the world, for sport science.
UC’s sport strategy is built on three ideas
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The University of Canberra Research Institute for Sport and Exercise is a research and innovation institute bringing together staff from a variety of academic disciplines around the theme of sport and exercise.
Competing with distinction at all levels of sport, including at the Olympic and Paralympic Games, requires a huge level of commitment and can be a financial burden. Athlete scholarships lighten the load, gifting students the time to focus on their degree while achieving their sporting aspirations.
Duration: 3.0 years
Selection rank: 60