Federation University Australia

World University Rankings 2024
Impact Rankings 2023
Young University Rankings 2023

About Federation University Australia

Your research journey starts here with Federation University Australia.

As a leading regional university, Federation has been educating future innovators and leaders for over 150 years. We’re known for our modern approach to teaching, learning and innovation, as well as our deep connections with industry. Our purpose to transform lives and enhance communities informs everything we do. From research that improves people’s lives right around the world, to supporting students to succeed in their studies and future careers – Federation makes a difference.

We are driven by the innovative research we conduct, and the brilliant minds that power it. We collaborate with communities and industries across Australia and overseas to ensure our work has measurable impact on global societies. That’s why Federation is the #1 university in Victoria, Australia for HDR engagement with industry and the community (2021 DESE rankings for HDR industry engagements).


Study with us

You can make valuable contributions to your field of interest by studying a Higher Degree by Research (PhD or Masters) with Federation. Our Graduate Research School provides a firm base for the development of research capability and guidance for research post-graduate students.

Pursuing research studies with Federation offers you:

  • Collaboration with the academic staff who work alongside you and supervise you – be mentored by a multidisciplinary group of esteemed academics who attract significant research funding and produce quality research outcomes.
  • Professional development and connections – we focus on employability, deepening your connection to industry and future employers.
  • Authentic industry engagement – our new Co-operative Education Model combines campus-based learning with accredited workplace experiences.
  • Scholarships and funding opportunities to help you start – visit our website to learn more and view available HDR scholarships.

Visit our Graduate Research School website to learn more and apply today.


Research that shapes lives

Along with our #1 rankings, Federation has achieved the highest possible five-out-of-five rating in seven research areas, with 80% of our research rated at or above world standard (Excellence in Research Australia 2018):

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Environmental Sciences and Management
  • Nursing
  • Civil Engineering
  • Clinical Services
  • Human Movement and Sports Science.

We bring the best of our research together through our six centres of collaborative and intensive research endeavour. Visit our YouTube channel to find out more about our Research Centres and visit our newsroom to learn about the latest advancements to Federation’s research efforts.


Our campus locations

The hardest decision you’ll face is whether to study at our thriving regional campuses of Mt Helen (Ballarat) and Gippsland (Churchill) or immerse yourself in Melbourne’s bustling city-life at Berwick Campus. We welcome you to join our thriving community of over 18,500 domestic and international students and 123,000 influential alumni across Australia and the world.

Connect with us on social media:

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LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/school/federation-university-australia/

Tiktok: https://www.tiktok.com/@federationuniversity

Twitter [X]: https://twitter.com/FedUniAustralia

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/FedUniAustralia


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Explore rankings data for Federation University Australia

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Subjects taught at Federation University Australia

  • Clinical, pre-clinical & health

    • Medicine & Dentistry
    • Other Health
  • Life sciences

    • Biological Sciences
    • Agriculture & Forestry
    • Veterinary Science
    • Sport Science
  • Business & economics

    • Business & Management
    • Accounting & Finance
    • Economics & Econometrics
  • Engineering & technology

    • General Engineering
    • Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
    • Electrical & Electronic Engineering
    • Civil Engineering
  • Physical sciences

    • Mathematics & Statistics
    • Geology, Environmental, Earth & Marine Sciences
  • Arts & humanities

    • Languages, Literature & Linguistics
    • Art, Performing Arts & Design
    • History, Philosophy & Theology
  • Law

    • Law
  • Psychology

    • Psychology
  • Computer science

    • Computer Science
  • Social sciences

    • Politics & International Studies (incl Development Studies)
    • Communication & Media Studies
    • Sociology
  • Education

    • Education

Key statistics

  • 16.8
    No. of students per staff
  • 9,166
    Number of FTE Students
  • 38%
    Percentage of International Students
  • 30%
    Proportion of ISR Publication
  • 70 : 30
    Student Ratio of Females to Males
Based on data collected for the (1) 2024 World University Rankings