Established in 1974, Deakin is one of Australia’s most progressive and agile universities, leading in the innovative use of digital technologies and online learning, and blending this capability across its distinctive campus precincts in Melbourne, Geelong and Warrnambool.
‘Balanced excellence’ in education and research
Deakin has achieved a 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 providing students with choices about how, when and where learning occurs. Deakin provides opportunity and access for learners at all stages of their lives and careers, working with partners, both locally and internationally, to enable flexible and non-traditional pathways into education.
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 has a thriving research culture known for its multidisciplinary collaborations and consistently places in the top 1 per cent of universities in the world in the major rankings. The ideas generated form the basis for new and improved products and services that deliver significant social and economic benefits.
Community, government and industry engagement
Deakin’s collaborations emphasise mutually beneficial partnerships and real-world impact in areas of high national priority, including health and wellbeing, smarter technologies, sustainability, advancing society and culture, and building safe and secure communities.
Deakin’s industry precincts provide an important link between technological innovation and successful industry outcomes. They support collaboration and sustainable job growth, foster entrepreneurship and streamline pathways for commercial research.
A global university
Deakin is global in its outlook, activities and impact, with partnerships in 57 countries and offices in China, India, Latin America, Europe, Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam, Pakistan and Singapore.
These international networks build trade links and promote knowledge exchange, and all students benefit from an increased understanding of other cultures through international study opportunities. Over 275,000 alumni live and work across the globe and their achievements are the best measure of Deakin’s success.