Established in 1974, Deakin has grown to become one of Australia’s largest universities with over 60,000 students and 5,000 staff across five campuses.
Excellence in education and research
Deakin has achieved an impressive balance of high quality research with an education experience that is consistently rated as one of the best in the country.
For ten consecutive years, Deakin has been rated number one for student satisfaction in Victoria. Deakin is committed to lifelong learning, graduate employment outcomes, and to providing students with choices about how, when and where learning occurs. All Deakin’s students benefit from the university’s award-winning digital environment.
Deakin’s four faculties offer a comprehensive range of courses across the arts, science, sport, nutrition, architecture, business, law, medicine, optometry, engineering, nursing, psychology and teaching.
Deakin also has a thriving research culture, known for its innovative multidisciplinary collaborations. 95 per cent of Deakin’s broad research fields and 100 per cent of specific sub-fields are rated at or above world standard, and Deakin consistently places in the top one per cent of universities in the world in the major rankings.
Community and industry engagement
Deakin’s community and industry engagement emphasises mutually beneficial partnerships and real-world impact. Deakin works across industry and with state and federal governments in areas of high national priority, including: health and wellbeing, designing smarter technologies, enabling a sustainable world, advancing society and culture, and building safe and secure communities.
Deakin’s Future Economy Precinct is on track to bring over 3,000 new jobs to the Geelong region by 2022. It provides an important link between technological innovation and successful industry outcomes, streamlining pathways for commercial research.
A global university
Deakin is inherently global in its outlook, activities and impact. Deakin has more than 500 active partnerships in 57 countries, with offices in China, India, Latin America, Europe, Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam, Pakistan and Singapore.
These international networks build trade links and foster knowledge exchange, and all students benefit from an increased understanding of other cultures through international study opportunities. Our 275,000 alumni live and work across the globe and their achievements are the best measure of Deakin’s success.