At ACU we pride ourselves on offering a welcoming environment for everyone – irrespective of their socio-cultural backgrounds, religious beliefs or aspirations.
At the same time, we are a university committed to standing for something clear. We want to be the university for people who look beneath the surface, and are stronger than external expectations and superficial measures of success. For people who march to the beat of a different drum – a beat that comes from within themselves. It pushes them to pursue a lifelong journey of personal growth, to engage with curiosity and generosity of spirit, and ask what makes a life worth living.
The below video encapsulates how – driven by our mission, identity and values – our work and our people have the capacity to change the world, as well as contribute to the bolder, more confident university ACU is becoming.
As a university, we have a number of strengths and characteristics we can truly call our own. Each of these are important in their own right, but together they tell a bigger story of who we are. They form our ‘pillars’ – our points of distinctiveness, and our commitment to our students, staff and community.
We see the whole person
We’re an inclusive community where everyone is valued and encouraged to thrive to the full extent of their human and intellectual potential.
The world is our campus
We’re a dynamic institution with a fast growing national and international footprint. We strive to put our students and staff at the centre of a vibrant global network of scholars, partnerships and opportunities.
We’re deeply engaged with industry and society
We’re closely integrated into our communities and professions, working with them to answer the big questions, as well as to create tangible results with true mutual value.
Education with a bigger purpose
Our intellectual pursuits are inspired by a heartfelt ethical position: we stand up for people in need and causes that matter on our quest for a better common future for humanity.
In order to be agents of change in the world, we all need to see life through the eyes of others. We believe that our role as a university is to inspire and equip people to make a difference – and that means cultivating their ability to act and think empathetically.