About Deakin

Deakin University offers a personalised experience, enhanced by innovative digital engagement. We lead by creating opportunities to live and work in a connected, evolving world.

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...'

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We're in the top 1%

With internationally recognised quality of research and teaching, Deakin ranks 211 in the prestigious Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) putting Deakin in the top 1% of the world’s universities.**

* Quacquarelli Symonds (QS); QS Stars University Ratings 2019
** ARWU Rankings 2018

Whatever the future holds, be ready.

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.

Why Deakin?

A global perspective to teaching and learning

No matter what course they study, all Deakin students develop eight key skills that are highly valued by employers and prepare students for any career path they choose to go down.

At Deakin, we're continuously advancing education through progressive teaching, innovative research and global engagement. Our cutting-edge technologies, communications and environments provide an enriching experience for the Deakin community.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.



Strategic direction

Deakin's strategic direction is informed by the LIVE the future strategic plan, which provides a framework to enhance Deakin’s contemporary approach and its strong reputation of service to its communities by developing a distinctive and relevant place in Australia’s university landscape.

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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.

Download Deakin at a Glance (PDF, 2.3MB)

Giving to Deakin

By donating to Deakin, you can directly support research, scholarships and projects that are making a real difference to our communities.

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Media releases

Developing a story on Deakin? Read official communications from our media team, find an expert in a particular field and see which news outlets are talking about us.

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Write your own future

Enjoy the freedom of new opportunities when you study at Deakin