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...'
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.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
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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Write your own future
Enjoy the freedom of new opportunities when you study at Deakin