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.



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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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.

PDF Deakin at a Glance 20182.1MB

Annual report

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.

PDF Deakin Annual Report 20178.3MB

Indigenous Student Success Program

The Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet provides supplementary funding to universities to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander university students to take on the demands of university and succeed.  This supplementary funding is provided through the Indigenous Student Success Program (ISSP), which commenced on 1 January 2017.

The Department requires universities to report on the performance and expenditure of the Indigenous Student Success Program, and to publish report documents on the University’s website.

PDF 2017 ISSP Acquittal Deakin170.7KB

PDF 2017 ISSP Performance Report Deakin219.7KB

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.

PDF Indigenous Education Statement584.5KB

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.

PDF Deakin Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Agenda 2016-2020424.6KB

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.

PDF Deakin University Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Employment Strategy945.4KB

Deakin's operations

Deakin is required by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency to provide a repository of information about its operations.

PDF Repository of Information 2018505.4KB

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