The University of Canberra is a young, dynamic, professionally oriented university with a clear public purpose serving the people and communities of Canberra and the surrounding regions – city to coast, alpine to tablelands. Our location in Australia’s capital city, surrounded by dynamic areas of regional Australia, defines who we are and the unique offerings we take to the world. While our home is Canberra, our reach is global.
The University of Canberra is ingrained in the very fabric of what makes Canberra great. In 2020, the University of Canberra celebrated our 30th year as a university. We’ve achieved many great things over the past 30 years – including rising in world rankings, uncovering breakthrough research, opened world-class learning, teaching, and sporting facilities, and expanded our academic offerings.
We are a young university with fierce ambition. Our continued success in research and education has been internationally recognised, resulting in UC becoming the world’s fastest rising university in the nation and one of the fastest rising in the world (QS, 2019). UC has been named in the top one per cent of universities globally, placed in the 184th position of the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2021.
Our graduates enjoy an 89 per cent employment rate and higher starting salaries than the Australian university average, and many of our 86,000 alumni hold influential positions in public and private sectors around the world.
The University of Canberra is leading the way to become the go-to university for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and staff. In 2021, we will release our fourth Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP), following on from the achievements and goals outlined in the 2018-2020 RAP.
We are a leading sports institution and have strong ties with elite sporting teams. We proudly own WNBL team the University of Canberra Capitals and our women’s rugby sevens squad competes in the Uni 7s Series. We support W-League team Canberra United and the Brumbies Super Rugby team call our campus home.
Through a transformative campus development plan, the university will continue to evolve into an interactive, connected hub of scholars, learners and innovators.