Our Research Focus

The University of Canberra has a collaborative, innovative and dynamic research culture, with a focus on producing high-quality and high-impact work that makes an early and significant difference to the world around us.

We aim to deliver breakthroughs and be globally competitive in the main areas of:

Research Foundation Plan

The University of Canberra aims to be recognised as one of Australia's most innovative tertiary institutions, focusing our research on some of the big challenges facing our society and the world.

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Research for the future

The University of Canberra is riding a wave of success across its research areas and with significant new projects underway, there’s a growing sense that our research is making a difference in the world around us.

Read about the high-quality work being delivered by our world-leading and emerging researchers in a variety of fields.

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News

  1. Preservice teachers exercising with Year 6 children at the launch of the Affiliated Schools Program

    Laying the foundations for improved education

    A partnership between the University of Canberra and ACT Education Directorate will see 25 ACT public schools participating in the UC Affiliated Schools Program from 2019.

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  2. Centenary Research Professor Deborah Lupton

    World-renowned professor receives Honorary Doctorate

    The University of Canberra’s Centenary Research Professor Deborah Lupton was awarded the honour by the University of Copenhagen last week.

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  3. Professor Dick Telford, Michael Shelley and Lisa Weightman

    Professor Dick Telford: Changing our world for the better

    At 73 years of age Dick Telford is showing no sign of slowing down. In fact, if anything, these days his life is driven by his passion to improve ‘physical literacy’ in children.

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  4. Some of the CARHI team members heading to Condobolin this weekend (L-R): Mr Ian Drayton, Dr Jordan Williams, Dr Dean Buckmaster and Dr Kate Holland.

    UC rolls out creative arts and rural health initiative for drought-affected community

    The University of Canberra’s Faculties of Arts & Design (FAD), and Health are championing mental health via arts workshops in a week-long project in Condobolin, NSW.

    More on UC rolls out creative arts and rural health initiative for drought-affected community

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