UCRISE unites staff from a wide variety of academic disciplines, faculties, and other research centres around the central themes of sport, exercise, and physical activity. This structure brings critical mass and synergies to bear on sport-related research and consultancy activities and supports the development and sustainability of external partnerships. The activity of UCRISE will relate to agendas of local, regional, national and international importance.
The University of Canberra Research Institute for Sport and Exercise (UCRISE) is a research and innovation institute established in 2014. Combining six research themes, the institute was created to support the University's sporting aspirations through strategic planning and leadership, the co-ordination of sport-related research projects involving both staff and students, consultancy across the University, and development of external partnerships.
UCRISE is rated Above World Standard in the category of Human Movement and Sports Science by the Australian Research Council, as part of the Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) 2018 program. The ERA measures the quality of research produced by Australian universities against international standards. It is based on an independent assessment of research excellence that draws on qualitative and quantitative indicators.
- Undertake innovative world-leading research in sport, exercise, and physical activity
- Support the University of Canberra Decadal Strategic Plan and the UC Sports Strategy 2021-2026
- Enhance the sport and exercise research profile and reputation of the University
- Are recognised at the world level as shaping opinion in the field of sport and exercise
- Engage in high-quality research and consultancy work related to sport and related fields
- Provide a collaborative focus for staff and students across a variety of academic disciplines
- Increase the institutional capacity for strategic sport partnerships and collaborations externally and attract external income and non-monetary support for sport and exercise research and consultancy activities