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Vice-Chancellor and President


Professor Greg Hill
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Campus locations

  • Sunshine Coast
  • Gympie
  • Fraser Coast
  • Southbank

Since its establishment in 1996, the University of the Sunshine Coast (USC) has made a significant impact on the economic and cultural development of its region, serving a growing catchment that stretches from Brisbane’s CBD to as far north as Bundaberg. USC continues to be one of Australia’s fastest growing universities with additional teaching sites offering award winning programs in Gympie, Brisbane’s South Bank and the Fraser Coast plus a speciality international location in Melbourne’s CBD.

More than 130 degrees and postgraduate programs are offered in the disciplines of: business, IT and tourism; creative industries, design and communication; education; engineering, planning and science; health, nursing and sport sciences; humanities, psychology and social sciences; and law.

Students are encouraged to complete part of their study overseas, and gain industry experience through work-integrated learning. Demand for USC programs is strong, with the population now in excess of 10,000 students and enrolments expected to double in the next decade. Integral to this is a new USC university precinct currently under development in the Moreton Bay region to receive students in 2020 at a campus of equal status to USC Sunshine Coast.

USC graduate ratings for teaching quality from the 2016 Australian Good Universities Guide have remained at five stars, the highest rating possible, for ten years in a row – USC is the only public university in Queensland to have achieved such consistently high ratings for graduate satisfaction. The university has recorded impressive gains in graduate employment outcomes and USC teaching staff have been recognised with national teaching awards in recent years.

USC’s commitment to staying on the cusp of innovation was rewarded with 14 research fields now rated at or above world-standard by the 2015 Excellence in Research for Australia assessment. The University has become a national leader with Environmental Science and Management, Nursing and Zoology rated at “well above world standard” and Environmental Sciences, Biological Sciences, Ecology, Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences, Fisheries Science and Clinical Sciences achieving a rating of “above world standard.”

Research ratings are provided by the 2015 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) assessment.