University of Canberra

The University of Canberra (UC) is a public research university with its main campus located in Bruce, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory. The campus is within walking distance of Westfield Belconnen, and 8.7 km (5.4 mi) from Canberra’s Civic Centre. UC offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses covering five faculties: Health, Art and Design, Business, Government and Law, Education, and Science and Technology.

UC partners with two local ACT schools: UC Senior Secondary College Lake Ginninderra and University of Canberra High School Kaleen. The University of Canberra College provides pathways into university for domestic and international students.


The university is named among the world’s top 20 young universities in the 2020 Times Higher Education (THE) Young University Rankings.[27] The university has risen to number 18 from number 34 in the latest THE’s list of the best universities under 50 years of age.

Research centres

The university has a number of research centres relating to its areas of research strength. These are:

  • Institute for Applied Ecology[30]
  • Institute for Governance and Policy Analysis
  • Research Institute for Sport and Exercise
  • Health Research Institute
  • Centre for Creative and Cultural Research
  • News and Media Research Centre
  • Centre for Research and Action in Public Health
  • Centre for Research in Therapeutic Solutions
  • STEM Education Research Centre
  • SYNERGY Nursing and Midwifery Research Centre
  • Nexus Research Centre
  • Canberra Urban and Regional Futures
  • Collaborative Indigenous Research Initiative
  • Murray-Darling Basin Futures Collaborative Research Network
  • Invasive Animals Cooperative Research Centre