Institute for Advancing Community Engagement (IACE)

Hope: Engage, Learn Transform, Believe

Welcome. The Institute for Advancing Community Engagement (IACE) facilitates University-community partnerships that enhance the wellbeing and dignity of people and their communities locally, nationally and internationally.

Beyond Today - hope for a better tomorrow

IACE's Beyond Today agenda of hope for a better tomorrow gives priority to the University's commitment to work with people and communities affected by disadvantage and social isolation through community engagement, scholarship and research.

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Students and Alumni

Community engagement is part of a student's education at Australian Catholic University (ACU).

Partners in community, government and business

Community engagement is based on values and principles. Fundamental to these are the two guiding principles of Reciprocity and Transformation.

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Scholarship and Research

  • ACU's community engagement scholarship and research strengths are in the fields of common good and social justice, health and wellbeing, education and theology and philosophy.
  • Higher degree and post graduate students are encouraged to join our cross-disciplinary research teams.

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