Anchored as a leading institution in Australia’s capital, The University of Canberra occupies a ringside seat at national debates and in decision-making, frequently informing and influencing deliberations as a powerful engine of economic development, social wellbeing, creative thought and public discourse.
In less than three decades the university has made significant strides to earn its place among the world’s best tertiary institutions. Its success and impact have come from the courage to take risks, make considered choices, and forego the temptation to follow the prevailing standards and attitudes of its contemporaries.
Throughout its history, the university has challenged orthodoxy and boldly traced its own distinctive path, leading the way into uncharted territories and staying the course against significant headwinds. A new strategic plan, Distinctive by Design, outlines the university’s vision to become a distinctive community for lifelong learning, serving as a beacon of sustainable, smart and connected living.
The university’s dual focus on producing profession-ready graduates and mission-oriented, problem-solving research makes it an attractive place for people to study, live and work, whether at its flagship Canberra campus or at its partner institutions around Australia and abroad.
The university’s unique campus serves as an interactive and connected hub from which our global presence extends to all corners of the globe. This location is pivotal to its close relations with the diplomatic community, enabling worldwide engagement.
Due to its focus on preparing professional, career-ready graduates with the right mix of skills, University of Canberra graduates enjoy an 89 per cent graduate employment rate and above-average graduate starting salaries**. Many of its 84,000 alumni hold influential positions in public and private sectors in 128 countries.