Why give to ACU

Every day we’re able to positively change the lives of others – and so can you. If you have a passion for social justice, equity and the dignity of the human person, your support of ACU will create a lasting impact.

Discover how we create opportunities for our students and communities as well as how you can support us in the pursuit of the common good.

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why give to ACU

We’re a university with a universally relevant mission. We aim to achieve impact through empathy. To inspire people, and equip them for change. To cultivate their ability to see the world through the eyes of others. 

As a publicly funded Catholic university with campuses across the country, we’re one of a kind in the Australian higher education landscape. Our distinct perspective of higher education is rooted in the Catholic tradition, balancing academic study with grassroots community engagement.

We stand up for people in need and causes that matter – including justice, equity and the dignity of the human person. 

We’ve achieved a lot in a short time, and with your help we can achieve much more. Learn more about our ongoing projects and recent successes and consider supporting us in any way you can.

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Opening up opportunities

Our goals are ambitious, but our approach is grounded. We want to help refugees from war-torn regions overcome persecution and poverty. At home in Australia, we aim to empower students disadvantaged by hardship, remoteness, or discrimination.

That’s why our Creating Opportunity Fund seeks to support as many future students as possible through scholarships – and we’ll match any donation you make.

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Putting points on the board

We’re making our impact in higher education. 94% of our research is at or above world standard. We also rank in the top 3% of universities worldwide, in the top 50 for nursing, and in the top 100 for education and theology. We know who we are and what we stand for, and you can help us make an impact.

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A world of impact

We’re not just doing things for our university, we’re creating an impact in communities around the globe.

Transforming lives on the border

Young Burmese refugees living on the Thai-Burma border have access to higher education thanks to our efforts and those of our partners. We provide classroom space, accommodation, food, computers and course materials, and the opportunity to study a Diploma in Liberal Studies.

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Empowering youth in East Timor

Two ACU exercise scientists saw a need to teach East Timorese youth valuable health, wellbeing and life skills in an innovative way: through soccer. Based around an interschool competition, the program provides training, equipment, local employment and outreach to rural areas and children living in orphanages.  

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Mission and identity

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

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Excellence at ACU

Discover why we’re among the top 3% of universities worldwide and are considered one of the world’s highest-ranking young universities. 

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Community engagement

As a university of service, we are committed to making an impact through ongoing community engagement and volunteering opportunities.  

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