Vice-Chancellor and President:
Professor David Battersby
The University of Ballarat (UB) is a regional university with a reputation for relevance and excellence. Australia's third-oldest tertiary education institution, UB boasts a strong tradition of education and training delivery which spans more than 140 years.
UB meshes a youthful energy with its rich history, embracing the freedom and dynamism that comes from being a progressive university with close links to industry, business, communities and technology. It is also recognised as a welcoming and friendly university for international students.
UB places great emphasis on the quality of its teaching and learning, delivering a range of innovative programs through both its Higher Education and vocational education and training. Embracing diversity, UB is Australia's only regional, multi-sector university and a pivotal provider of post-secondary education for Central, Western and Regional Victoria. Eight campuses in the region, combined with the Nanya Environmental Research Station in Western New South Wales, anchor the range of programs that UB delivers throughout Australia and, increasingly, internationally.
Known for its supportive, community environment, UB offers affordable study options with small class sizes, friendly staff and accessible academic support. Many UB programs are developed in consultation with appropriate industries, ensuring that courses are relevant and that graduates are sought after. UB qualifications are recognised internationally for their high quality and our graduates continually rate their study experience with five stars. Our students come from more than 40 countries.
With a proud track record in business innovation and entrepreneurship, UB strives to enhance the relevance and currency of its education, training, research and consultancy capabilities. UB is actively engaged in the development and expansion of its strategic partnerships as well as highly productive links with business, industry and the community. UB delivers multi-disciplinary commercial services to a range of high-profile clients, with existing alliances stretching around the globe.
UB hosts Australia's largest regional technology park which accommodates more than 30 companies including its signature tenant, IBM.
Providing strong, practical knowledge and extensive experience in the development and supply of innovative, commercial solutions, UB staff have undertaken and overseen major national and international projects within both academic and commercial environments. Proud of its past while firmly focused on the future, student-centred and commercially capable, the University of Ballarat continues to excel.