Reputation

We offer students a learning experience second to none, and are proud of being a multi-award winning, internationally recognised university. With a history of being innovative and cutting edge, we offer excellent facilities, exceptional teaching and flexible learning to all our 60,000 students, whether on campus or online.

What separates us from the rest

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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World rankings

Top 1% university

Placed at 211, we're ranked in the top 1% of universities globally by the Academic Ranking of World Universities 2018. This rating indicates world-class facilities, research and teaching, as well as employability, innovation and inclusiveness.

Excellence in Research for Australia Rankings

Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) 2015 is a comprehensive quality evaluation of all research produced in Australian universities. Of the research we conduct at Deakin, 89% was rated at or above world standard.

A five-star university

Deakin was awarded a 5-star rating by the prestigious university ranking organisation Quacquarelli Symonds (QS). The rating indicates Deakin is world-class in a broad range of areas, has cutting-edge facilities and is internationally renowned for its research and teaching.

Student satisfaction

Deakin has been rated first in Victoria for student satisfaction for nine consecutive years (Australian Graduate Survey (2010–15) and QILT Student Experience Survey (2016–18)).

I was drawn to Deakin because of its known reputation in the community as a university that produced well-rounded graduates.

Katelyn Wall

Bachelor of Nursing student

Awards and achievements

Deakin fosters an environment in which teaching and research excellence is recognised and celebrated. We regularly do well in the Australian Awards for University Teaching, and our researchers are recognised nationally and internationally for their innovative work.

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Thought leaders and world-class research

World-class facilities

Deakin's Geelong Innovation Precinct has cutting-edge research infrastructure and capability in materials engineering and fibre science. It includes the Australian Future Fibres Innovation and Research Centre, the world’s leading carbon fibre research line, Carbon Nexus, and many more ground-breaking organisations.

Learning and teaching awards

Deakin regularly performs well in the national awards for teaching excellence offered through the Office for Learning and Teaching (OLT). The selection criteria for Deakin's Vice-Chancellor's Awards have been developed to align with the criteria for the prestigious OLT national teaching awards.

Research with global impact

In the 2015 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) ranking, 89% of Deakin's research was rated at or above world standard. Advances in research have been a hallmark of Deakin's success in recent years with impressive growth in quality, impact and income.

Deakin beyond

Our reputation for world-class research puts Deakin ahead of the pack. Go places you never thought possible with Deakin.

Deakin's distinguished staff

Alfred Deakin professors

The title of Alfred Deakin Professor is the most prestigious honour that the University can bestow on its staff.

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Honorary awards

Deakin honorary degrees are conferred on individuals for distinguished contributions to the community.

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