The Deakin story
With over 45 years of experience as one of Australia's leading tertiary education providers, Deakin has won numerous awards and teaches over 60,000 students each year. We offer our students world-class programs and endless opportunities.
A global approach to learning
At Deakin, we advance education through progressive teaching and innovative research.
An 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.
Realising our best future
Our strategic direction provides a framework to guide our decisions and realise the best future for our communities.
Welcome from the Vice-Chancellor
'As one of Australia’s largest universities, Deakin has strong global linkages, world-class research and, most importantly, an educational portfolio that blends the best of campus and digital delivery into a highly supportive and personalised student experience.'
Leadership and governance
Deakin University has a strong governance system delivering high standards of decision-making and accountability. As Deakin continues to move into a bold and exciting future, we aim to meet and exceed the highest standards in the quality of our courses, research and community engagement.
Deakin at a glance
Deakin is a leading university enabling globally connected education for the jobs of the future and research that makes a difference to our communities. We have a student-focused culture with a reputation for being accessible and friendly.
of universities worldwide
With internationally recognised quality of research and teaching, Deakin ranks 231 in the prestigious Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) putting Deakin in the top 1% of the world’s universities.*
Faculties and divisions
Deakin University offers world-class courses delivered from 14 schools, across four faculties.
Our researchers discover innovative solutions to real-world issues facing the globe.
Work at Deakin
Innovative, progressive, inclusive and flexible are just some of the ways our staff describe Deakin.
Our values are the standards we hold ourselves up against. They're about what's important to us, and sharing these with our students and staff helps keep our values at the heart of our community.
Write your own future
Enjoy the freedom of new opportunities when you study at Deakin.
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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*ARWU Rankings 2020