Across the three priority areas of education, health and theology and philosophy, our researchers are working on a wide range of projects with other experts from across the world.
Our priority areas of education, health, and theology and philosophy align with our institutional mission and identity. Our research intensification has achieved results above and well above world standard in these focus areas.
In the latest Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) assessment we ranked first or equal first in the following ten research fields:
Our international collaborations with leading institutions are central to our research excellence. We host international researchers, hold joint seminars, and contribute to co-authored publications with our international partners.
We’re ranked in the top 3% of universities worldwide2, are a top 100 Asia Pacific university3 and are recognised as a top 100 young university worldwide4.
We’ve been recognised for excellence in a number of subjects, including nursing, education, sport science, arts and humanities, theology, psychology, clinical health and public health by leading international ranking systems5.
A research collaboration with ACU may be be an informal arrangement of limited scope and duration or it may be a formal partnership with a formalised agreement that has been negotiated through a consultation process and has been approved in accordance with ACU rules and procedures.
ACU’s defining characteristics as a partner university are:
By collaborating with partners both in Australia and overseas, we can extend the breadth, depth and reach of the research we are conducting.
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We pursue research collaborations with world-leading institutions in our areas of strategic research priority. International research collaborations span Europe, Asia, UK, US, and Canada.
CCIHEC encourage collaborations between its members that centre Catholic identity.
The Alliance is an international collective of Catholic universities dedicated to working collaboratively and furthering the impact of their research. The member universities have committed to a set of principles that centre Catholicism while promoting academic freedom and ethical responsibility.
More than 200 universities and education institutions around the world have built partnerships with ACU.
Within our priority areas and beyond we’re conducting research with practical, real-world outcomes that furthers the pursuit of knowledge, the dignity of the human person and the common good.
1Four-digit FoRs, Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) 2018
2Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2018/2019. Percentage calculated as ACU's world rank as a proportion of the total number of universities in the world: International Handbook of Universities 2018, Palgrave MacMillan
3Times Higher Education Asia-Pacific University Rankings 2019
4Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 2019, where “young universities” are defined to be less than 50 years old
5Times Higher Education University Rankings by Subject, QS World University Rankings by Subject, Academic Ranking of World Universities
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