Research and innovate with us

At ACU, we have state-of-the-art research facilities and highly ranked researchers ready to collaborate with you.

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Create a joint innovation lab

Harness ACU's industry leading talent by setting-up a joint research project and leverage ACU's campuses and connections with universities and other organisations, big and small.

Access research grants

Have your project funded by a governmental grant, whether this be large or small. ACU can advise and assist with the process of applying for government grants which could cover the entire cost of the project.

Grow a business idea

Everyone should have a chance to achieve their goals. We created Co-Lab, a free co-working space and business incubator, to turn your big dreams into a reality. These flexible, inclusive spaces in North Sydney and Strathfield are open to students and the general business community and have the essentials you need to get your ideas off the ground. You'll have access to free high-speed wi-fi, meeting spaces, unlimited caffeine and even a 3D printer.

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Run innovation events

Partnering with ACU means you will be able to run and lead seminars, think tanks and information-sharing events with a national multi-campus university. Your organisation will have the opportunity to reach and interact with a diverse group of students, staff and industry partners through our variety of disciplines and networks.

Explore research at ACU

Research and enterprise

Our collaborative research develops innovative solutions to issues impacting human dignity and the common good.

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Our research community

Our interdisciplinary research community brings together world-renowned experts, leading research groups, and like-minded collaborators.

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Facilities and capabilities

ACU is home to state-of-the-art research facilities, emerging technologies, and advanced learning spaces that could take your research to the next level.

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Contact us to explore what we could achieve together
  • Top 2%

    ACU is ranked in the top 2% of all universities worldwide.

  • 100%

    100% of ACU's research disciplines are ranked as world class or above.

  • 1st

    ACU ranked first or equal first in 10 fields of research in the latest Excellence in Research for Australia assessment.

Other ways to collaborate with us

ACU Student experience

Connect with our students

Connect with our students to promote your brand or provide opportunities for your future workforce.

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Join us on campus

With seven national campuses and an international campus in Rome, Italy, there's bound to be a space suitable for your needs.

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Industry PhD Program

Collaborate with ACU research candidates through scholarships, internships or as an associate supervisor (end-user).

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Download our information pack for a snapshot of what ACU can offer


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