Our research is enhanced by the expertise and knowledge of organisations, institutes and fellow researchers based all around the world. The relationships we build with our partners and collaborators allows our research to have greater scope and impact, ensuring the outcomes reach the people who will most benefit from them.
Who we are
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:
- cardiorespiratory medicine and haematology
- clinical sciences
- cognitive sciences
- human movement and sports science
- nutrition and dietetics
- public health and health services
- religion and religious studies
- specialist studies in education. 1
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.
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What does a partnership with ACU involve?
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.
The benefits of partnering with ACU
ACU’s defining characteristics as a partner university are:
- We’re a highly collaborative university focussed on the development of active partnerships and research collaborations.
- We’re a young and innovative university informed by strong academic traditions.
- Our mission is focused on the pursuit of knowledge in areas that align with our institutional identity.
How to partner with ACU
By collaborating with partners both in Australia and overseas, we can extend the breadth, depth and reach of the research we are conducting.
If you’d like to begin a formal partnership or a collaboration with ACU please contact us.
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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.