As a Catholic university, Australian Catholic University (ACU) is committed to providing quality transformative education, research, and community engagement.

Our mission

Grounded in the intellectual richness and traditions of our Catholic faith, ACU seeks to bring about positive changes in local and global communities.

To achieve this, the University engages world-class staff and prepares graduates who excel in key areas of social need. ACU aligns programs and course offerings to meet our partner’s needs.

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"ACU has a long tradition of nurturing the intellectual and spiritual life of our community. It is this mission that defines and unites the teaching expertise and research excellence of our faculties and research institutes".

Our reach

As one of the world’s pre-eminent Catholic universities, ACU’s reach is widespread.

Within Australia, ACU is the only publicly funded Catholic university, and with campuses across the country, ACU is Australia’s only truly national university.

Our Rome campus, established in collaboration with The Catholic University of America, places ACU at the heart of the Church and extends the ACU mission globally.

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