Work with ACU to answer the big questions. Through the development of active international partnerships, we collaborate with our partners to find solutions for the good of all.

See what makes us a unique collaborator, explore our existing network of more than 200 partner institutions, and find out how to partner with us or request a visit to ACU.

Where innovation meets tradition

Driving change through global collaboration

The challenges of today and tomorrow are complex. Our international partnerships bring together the brightest minds from across the globe in search of collaborative solutions.

A global network

  •  200+ partner universities across six continents and 40+ countries
  • 250+ students from partner institutions attend ACU every year on learning abroad programs
  • 1,000+ ACU students attend global partner institutions every year on learning abroad programs
  • Seven Australian campuses, and an international campus in Rome, Italy
  • Active member of four international peak bodies including ASEACCU, ICUSTA, SACRU, and IFCU

A university with global reach 


Our international outlook

We live in an increasingly interconnected world. At ACU, we believe in leveraging that interconnection to build a global network of research, teaching and community partners.


Work with us to build a better world

We’re always looking for opportunities to collaborate with institutions that share our values. We’re committed to driving excellence in research and teaching, acting in service to people and the planet, championing equity and diversity, and enabling access to education for all.

Partnership types

Our partnerships support the creation of new knowledge and the development of staff, students and the global community.

Student mobility

We encourage all our students to engage with international opportunities, from exchange and study abroad to language programs and study tours. We welcome students from our partner institutions to do the same at ACU. Students don’t need to be Catholic to study with us. Our mission and values are relevant to all, so whether they have a particular faith or none, they’re welcome here at ACU.

Research and teaching

Our research and teaching programs forge connections between people, faculties and research institutes across the world who share our values and expertise. From sports performance, business and information technology to psychology, health and education we seek to work with like-minded partners to deliver impact through excellence in collaboration. As a Catholic university, we also engage with our Catholic partners in the advancement of our shared mission.

Community engagement

At ACU, we’re committed to human dignity, the pursuit of knowledge and the common good. Our community engagement partnerships take our students out into the world to make a difference in whatever way they can. 

Professional development

Our global outlook extends to all staff, whether academic or professional. We offer staff exchange programs that connect our valued employees and those of our partners with vibrant growth opportunities across the globe. Some of these include collaboration with partners from international peak bodies such as ASEACCU, ICUSTA, SACRU, and IFCU.

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Partner with ACU

Submit an international partnership proposal 

At ACU, we’re always seeking to grow our global reach and share expertise by partnering with like-minded universities. If you represent an institution with similar research interests or a shared commitment to ethics and excellence, we invite you to submit an international partnership proposal.

Who can submit a proposal?

We welcome proposals from faculty members or university representatives. Proposals cannot be submitted by prospective education agents. For information on becoming a registered ACU agent, please contact ACU International.

Submit an international partnership proposal

Request a visit to ACU

We welcome partners, prospective partners, visitors and delegations from around the world to visit our campuses. We’d love to show you our standout facilities and share what we’ve been working on.

Request a visit


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We welcome our partners in Catholic identity and mission. Learn how we work with partners, meet our executive team, and view programs and opportunities.

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Learn more about overseas study opportunities with our international partners, including internships, short courses and single semesters.

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