Our partnerships

ACU is about action. We’re about listening to our partners and communities – and actively responding to their needs. Such collaborations strengthen us for the future. They also allow us to make an effective, positive impact in hospitals, schools, businesses and community organisations around Australia and beyond.

We’re proud to work with a diverse set of industry, community, research and Catholic partners. Find out more about our collaborators and learn how best to start a conversation with us.


Catholic partnerships

As an intellectual asset for the Catholic Church in Australia, ACU is uniquely placed to work closely with our Catholic stakeholders in our shared mission of advancing the mission of the Church through its varied ministries in Australia and internationally.

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Research partnerships

We work with organisations, institutes and fellow researchers on projects that align with our mission and identity and have impact across communities, government and industry. Find out how you can collaborate with ACU on a research project.

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Community partnerships

We craft lasting connections with local, national and international community organisations. Read about ACU Engagement, access opportunities, and learn about research collaboration, volunteering and our ongoing programs.

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International partnerships

We’ve developed hundreds of strategic partnerships with fellow universities and institutions around the world. Learn about these partnerships, access key statistics and exchange programs, and find out how to arrange a visit to ACU.

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Many minds, one impact

Benefits of an ACU partnership

We’re committed to creating a positive impact in society. To make that happen, we partner with organisations that share our focus on the common good.

We help our partners solve challenges. We work with an organisation to strengthen its capabilities and those of its staff – allowing us to make a difference, together.

Benefits we offer prospective partners include:

  • synergies that result from bringing together knowledge and ideas
  • access to a network of thinkers and the ability to further your work through cross-, multi- and transdisciplinary collaborations
  • professional learning opportunities, tailored qualifications and executive education
  • industry-ready students for professional placements
  • the opportunity to be part of the ACU story. 

Collaborate with a university supporting teaching and learning excellence, pursuing knowledge and critical enquiry through research, and servicing the community. 


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Our mission

Read about our mission, identity and values, and understand why we value the pursuit of knowledge and the common good.

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Our approach

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Vision 2033

As a leading Catholic university, we will enable flourishing lives, foster thriving communities and forge an ethical future. 

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