Professor Greg Craven AO
- North Sydney
Australian Catholic University (ACU) has grown rapidly over the past few years. It is a vibrant university with excellent new facilities, award-winning buildings and renowned academics. It is known for its supportive and nurturing learning environment.
ACU empowers students to think critically, ethically and to bring about change in their communities and professions. It is a publicly-funded university, and welcomes students and staff of all beliefs and backgrounds.
ACU is globally connected, and has relationships with more than 190 universities and educational institutions around the world. The University has seven campuses around Australia – in Brisbane, North Sydney, Strathfield, Canberra, Ballarat, Melbourne and Adelaide – making it Australia’s only truly national university. It is also one of few Australian universities with a presence in Europe, having recently opened the Rome Centre in Italy.
ACU students have the chance to undertake professional placements throughout their studies, ensuring that they are work-ready upon graduation. Community engagement is a core part of every student’s experience, and is embedded within most courses.
The Office of Student Success provides academic skills, career development and counselling services, as well as support for people with special needs or disabilities on each campus.
And to complete the university experience, student associations organise a calendar of fun events, including annual balls and cultural and sporting activities. There are plenty of clubs and societies, and opportunities to take a break from study.
ACU offers programs in arts, media and design, business, education, environmental science, health, informatics and business systems, international development and global studies, law, psychology, counselling and social sciences, and theology and philosophy.
There are a wide range of scholarships available to undergraduate and postgraduate students. The University also has a rapidly increasing reputation in research, and has seven new research institutes aligned with the four priority research areas: Theology and Philosophy; Health; Education; and the Common Good and Social Justice.
ACU conducts research that makes a difference. Whether it be award-winning stroke studies, or investigations on how the world population will find food in the future, ACU research aims to improve social, health and living conditions, influence public policy, and improve knowledge in specialist fields.