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Mission Statement:

Within the Catholic intellectual tradition and acting in Truth and Love, Australian Catholic University is committed to the pursuit of knowledge, the dignity of the human person and the common good.

Australian Catholic University (ACU) is both a Catholic University and a public institution within the Australian higher education sector.   ACU is an inclusive community which welcomes students and staff of all beliefs.   The University is committed to a strong Catholic ethos and seeks to foster and promote teaching and learning, research and scholarship, and community engagement in the Christian tradition.  As valued members of our community, all staff members are expected to have an understanding of ACU’s Mission and values and to demonstrate an active contribution to them.

The University shares with universities worldwide a commitment to quality in teaching, research and service.  It aspires to be a community characterised by free enquiry and academic integrity.

The University chooses to focus on areas of teaching and research that are closely connected with its particular character as a University that is, Catholic, public and national. The focus areas are Theology and Philosophy, Health, Education and, the Common Good and Social Justice.

In the recent 2015 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) assessment, ACU received the top score of five ‘well above world standard’ in Human Movement and Sports Science, Nursing, Public Health and Health Services and Psychology.

ACU currently has over 2,000 staff supporting more than 30,000 students across seven campuses – Adelaide, Ballarat, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, North Sydney and Strathfield.

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