Vice-Chancellor's message

Deakin, named after Australia’s second Prime Minister, is a young contemporary university with a reputation for being innovative, nimble and friendly. We aspire every day to combine excellent research and outstanding teaching with a strong focus on the communities we serve.

Everything we do is informed and directed by our strategic plan LIVE the future 2020.  This strategy presents a bold vision, offering our students a personalised learning experience with premium digital engagement, creating the power and opportunities to live in a connected and evolving world.

Deakin’s LIVE the future strategy presents a bold vision to offer our students a personalised learning experience with premium digital engagement, creating the power and opportunities to live in a connected and evolving world. 

PROFESSOR JANE DEN HOLLANDER AO

DEAKIN UNIVERSITY VICE-CHANCELLOR

Deakin staff have re-imagined our courses for a digitally leveraged environment and we are progressively revitalising our campuses as stylish, technology-rich places that make it easy for students to connect with each other and with their teachers and university. We are justly proud of our vibrant, culturally-rich learning environment – we celebrate difference and believe inclusive societies are stronger and more robust and more interesting to learners. We have a long held commitment to lifelong learning and to being flexible and accessible – providing students with real choices about how, when and where learning occurs.

We strive to prepare Deakin graduates for the jobs and skills of the future. Deakin has many strong partnerships with industry, and works closely with its national and international partners to equip students with the skills necessary for 21st century lives and careers. We know our graduates will need to be prepared to meet the challenges of a complex and sometimes uncertain future where accelerated change and risks must be managed with insight and high performance agility.

Our collaborative and supportive research culture and the associated global rankings affirm Deakin’s growing international research reputation. Deakin is ranked in the top 2 per cent of the world’s universities in each of the major rankings, and ranking 214 in the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU). Deakin researchers are making a difference through world-class research and innovation. Deakin also has a strong sense of community and serves as an economic, social and cultural catalyst enriching each of the communities it serves. 

Professor Jane den Hollander AO
Deakin University Vice-Chancellor

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