Our institutes, academies and centres seek to understand, provide innovative solutions to, and influence key issues of our time. Discover how our public policy activities, community engagement programs, and other initiatives benefit a wide cross-section of society – in Australia and abroad.
Strong ties to strengthen society
Universities exist to serve. By building strong networks and engaging with the community in our work, our impact can be real – and lasting.
Our academies, centres and institutes work within the Catholic intellectual tradition – dedicated to the pursuit of knowledge, the dignity of the human person, and the common good. Our staff live this mission daily as they strive to make an impact, for good.
As a university of service, we’re committed to making an impact through ongoing community engagement and volunteering opportunities. Our academies, institutes and centres work with partners to apply innovative solutions to issues affecting communities.
We provide specialist expertise, teaching, research and formation in liturgical studies, sacramental theology and the sacred arts. We offer formative education for parish ministers through to higher degree research students.
The Golding Centre for Women’s History, Theology and Spirituality provides a sound academic response to the desire and need of women in the Australian Catholic Church to recover their history, theology and spirituality.
We collaborate with the Archdiocese of Brisbane to conduct high-quality research, education and consultancy in the area of bioethics. Through our work, we engage with communities locally and internationally.
The Our Lives Project is an ongoing research study that follows a large cohort of young Queenslanders from adolescence into adulthood. We aim to empirically investigate how young people think about their future and how they master their trajectories in a world of rapid change and uncertainty.
Nursing Research and Practice Development Centre (NRPDC)
Our research priorities are embedded within the NRPDC Strategic Plan 2021 – 2024, which is agreed jointly between TPCH and ACU. The NRPDC Strategic Plan performance indicators are consistent with key objectives identified in the Metro North Hospital and Health Service Strategic Plan (2020 – 2024), as well as ACU’s Research Indicators.
ACAL's mission is the pursuit and dissemination of knowledge on how people learn to read and write, how they use reading and writing to learn and express ideas, and how others in their lives can best support these processes.
Our research institutes collaborate with strategic university and industry partners, at home and abroad. This extensive research network contributes to our research excellence in our priority areas of education, health, and theology and philosophy.
Our aim is to develop and deliver quality teaching and research programs realising the aspirations of the new evangelisation. We train teachers and leaders with the skills to bring faith and life into dialogue.
We work with schools and communities to improve educational outcomes for students in the areas of science, ICT and mathematics. Our research hub has a specific focus on children in rural and regional schools.