University of Canberra

Dynamic and vibrant, the University of Canberra (UC) is embedded deep in the soul of Canberra, the Australian capital – and its education capital, as well. In turn, community is the beating heart of UC.

The university is devoted to trail-blazing innovation and research with practical impact, and home to leading research institutes like the Institute for Applied Ecology (IAE) and Institute for Governance and Policy Analysis (IGPA).

Because, as Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Paddy Nixon says, “It’s important to do world-class research – but it’s even more important that the research is relevant, and impacts the real world.”

The university is ranked in the top ten best universities in Australia and the world’s top 20 young universities (Times Higher Education World Rankings 2020), a remarkable achievement for a university celebrating only its 30th anniversary this year. UC’s prowess in both research, and teaching and learning, certainly belies its comparative youth – but it’s reflected in its agility and tendency to lead rather than follow.