5-star rated university
We're ranked 5 stars for world-class facilities, research and teaching, as well as employability, innovation and inclusiveness.*
Welcome from the Vice-Chancellor
"Deakin is a dynamic and contemporary university with a reputation for being innovative, nimble and friendly. The University combines excellent research and outstanding teaching with a strong focus on the communities we serve..."
Graduate job-ready with the university that Thinks Young
Deakin University’s course curriculum integrates real-world expertise with practical skills to give our students a competitive edge.
Get access to industry through Work Integrated Learning options and partnerships with some of Australia’s biggest companies, including Telstra, Save The Children and The Geelong Cats.
A history of world-class opportunities
With over 40 years of experience as one of Australia’s leading tertiary education providers, Deakin’s won numerous awards and teaches over 53,000 students each year. We offer our students world-class programs and endless opportunities.
We’re known as a globally connected university, with five popular campuses – including our online Cloud Campus – and technology-rich learning centres across outer metropolitan Melbourne.
Research with a positive impact
Our researchers discover innovative solutions to real-world issues facing the globe.
Research at Deakin grows every year, and is supported by four world-class research institutes and 13 strategic research centres.
Find out more about Deakin’s research
We're digital innovators
At Deakin we’re always looking forward. We are agile and responsive to change. We have a history of using cutting-edge technology to provide personal and flexible learning experiences, amazing facilities and support for students so that their education prepares them for jobs of the future.
A global perspective to teaching and learning
At Deakin, we’re continuously advancing education through progressive teaching, innovative research and global engagement. We provide a global, enriching experience for students and other Deakin community members through cutting-edge technologies, communications and environments.
We’re in the top 2%
With internationally recognised quality of research and teaching, Deakin ranked 213 in the prestigious Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) putting Deakin in the top 2% of the world’s universities.**
* Quacquarelli Symonds (QS); QS Stars University Ratings
** Academic Ranking of World Universities, Times Higher Education, QS World University Rankings
Education for every career
No matter what course they study, all Deakin students develop eight key skills: digital literacy, communication skills, critical thinking, problem solving, discipline-specific knowledge, self-management, teamwork and global citizenship.
These are skills highly valued by employers, and prepare students for any career they choose to go into.
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.
University publications and information
Deakin at a glance
Get an idea of Deakin's commitment to the future with Deakin at a Glance, an annual publication that provides a summary of key activities for Deakin University over the last three-year period, and looking forward into the future.
As a public-sector agency, Deakin is required to submit an annual report to Tertiary Education Governance (Skills Victoria) for tabling in the Victorian Parliament, pursuant to the Financial Management Act 1994 (Vic).
The report is prepared in accordance with reporting and disclosure requirements set annually by the Victorian Government's Tertiary Education Governance Unit Higher Education and Skills Group in the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development.
Previous annual reports
Indigenous Education Statement
The Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (PM&C) requires information from Universities relating to outcomes and future plans to meet their ongoing responsibilities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander student achievement in higher education.
These responsibilities include assessing and reporting on progress towards improved educational outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as set out in the goals of the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education Policy.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Agenda
This Agenda is a framework for cultural change. It has been developed to align with Deakin’s LIVE the Future Agenda and profiles the University's initiatives to embrace improved outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, staff and communities and to meet existing and, as yet, unknown challenges. It will inform the University's developing strategic plan, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Employment Strategy and ongoing work with Universities Australia to implement the Indigenous Cultural Competency Framework. It also responds to Australian Government Higher Education Standards 2.2.2 and 6.2.1.g.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Employment Strategy
The Strategy represents Deakin's long-term goal to significantly improve Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employment at Deakin. We are committed to improving the education and employment outcomes of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples and to building stronger relationships between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples and non-Indigenous Australians. Every manager shares the responsibility for helping Deakin University to deliver on this commitment.
Deakin is required by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency to provide a repository of information about its operations.
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