Top 2% of universities worldwide^
5-star rated university*
89% of our research is rated world-class or better**
Deakin researchers make a difference
At Deakin, you'll be challenged to discover innovative solutions to real issues facing our planet through research conducted within our four research themes:
Improving health and wellbeing
Covering the broad spectrum of health, Deakin research is helping to improve the health and wellbeing of people across the world.
Designing smarter technology
Be it robotics, big data or composite materials, Deakin researchers are solving 21st-century problems with the aid of cutting-edge, smart technologies.
Enabling a sustainable world
Through every project and program, Deakin research drives outcomes that provide solutions to global environmental and sustainability issues.
Advancing society and culture
Deakin’s research focus on contemporary histories, heritage, society and international development is achieving global outcomes.
^ Academic Ranking of World Universities, Times Higher Education, QS World University Rankings
* Quacquarelli Symonds (QS); QS Stars University Ratings
** Excellence in Research for Australia 2015
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Why choose Deakin
89% of our research is rated world-class or better and our broad international research footprint is continually growing. But they're not the only reasons why high-achieving professionals choose Deakin to take their career and research forward.
World-class facilities and exceptional support services
Study with a leading university ranked in the top 2% globally
(QS World University Rankings)
Greater placement opportunities through PhD Xtra
Research supervisors who are global leaders in their fields
My Deakin PhD candidature allows me the time to focus on my research and the opportunity to communicate with other professionals.
Doctor Of Philosophy (Nursing)
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