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. An older person holds a selection of pills and vitamins in their hands

    Researchers bust age-old supplements myth

    Cognitive decline as people age isn’t going to be halted by pills and supplements, according to a University of Canberra study

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  2. An elevated photo of sunrise over the Amazon with the river and several stream visible in the early light

    Small streams essential to freshwater ecology: UC expert

    UC researcher highlights the need to protect small streams, even in large water catchment areas, to conserve vulnerable species

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  3. An Australian Bearded Dragon

    UC researchers peek inside the dragon’s egg

    University of Canberra researchers discover more about Australia’s sex-reversing bearded dragons catching them with their pants down

    More on UC researchers peek inside the dragon’s egg
  4. Soumil receives triple treat this Christmas

    Soumil receives triple treat this Christmas

    Soumil Sharma now has three reasons to celebrate this festive season after receiving an offer to study at the University of Canberra in 2018

    More on Soumil receives triple treat this Christmas

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