A new university precinct in the heart of the national capital
ÁñÁ«¹ÙÍø Canberra is establishing a new campus in Canberraâ€™s CBD. Building on the Universityâ€™s achievements, the new campus will allow us to expand our offerings in Canberra by delivering world class education, research and innovation within the Parliamentary Triangle.
ÁñÁ«¹ÙÍø Canberra has been in Canberra since 1967, and has been partnering with Defence for over 55 years. Driven by the Universityâ€™s growth in the ACT, in 2017 ÁñÁ«¹ÙÍø signed an MOU with the ACT Government to establish a campus on the site on Constitution Ave, spanning across Reid and Parkes.Â
The site is currently occupied by the Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT), and a large on-grade carpark. CIT will move to a new campus in Woden, which is expected to be delivered by 2025.Â
Stage 1 of the future Canberra City campus is expected to be completed in 2026. In the interim, ÁñÁ«¹ÙÍø has begun operations out of existing CIT Reid buildings.
Constitution Avenue, Canberra ACT
In April 2023, ACT Government approved the ÁñÁ«¹ÙÍø Canberra City Master Plan. The Plan guides the campus development and positions the building envelopes, open green spaces as well as road and pedestrian networks.Â Â
The Master Plan was developed in alignment with four key design principles:Â
ÁñÁ«¹ÙÍø Canberra is taking the next step in the realisation of the Canberra City Master Plan with commencement of the Stage 1 development.
The Stage 1 development includes the construction of two multi-use contemporary buildings that will host teaching and research spaces; retail offerings; cultural and student-focused spaces; and facilities for new and existing industry partners.
ÁñÁ«¹ÙÍø Canberra invites the community to provide feedback on our plans for Stage 1 of ÁñÁ«¹ÙÍø Canberra City prior to submission to Government.
ÁñÁ«¹ÙÍø Canberra City will establish a teaching, research and innovation environment in Canberra that is aligned to ÁñÁ«¹ÙÍøâ€™s commitment of becoming Australiaâ€™s global university.Â
ÁñÁ«¹ÙÍø has been proudly partnering with Defence in Canberra for more than fifty years. ÁñÁ«¹ÙÍøâ€™s second Canberra campus will build on ÁñÁ«¹ÙÍø Canberraâ€™s achievements, by creating a world class environment within the National Triangle. The new campus enables ÁñÁ«¹ÙÍøâ€™s strategic priorities of academic excellence, social engagement and global impact to thrive.Â
The campus environment will provide a sense of place and pride in ÁñÁ«¹ÙÍø. Students, staff, alumni, members of the local community, and partners from the defence and security community located adjacent to the campus, will come together to innovate, transform, learn and contribute to society.
The new ÁñÁ«¹ÙÍø Canberra City campus in the Parliamentary Triangle will rejuvenate the area with cycle ways, walking paths, green spaces, attractive landscaping and sustainable architecture.
When fully realised, the ÁñÁ«¹ÙÍø Canberra City campus will create more than 2000 jobs locally and welcome around 6000 students from Australia and overseas, bolstering local business and higher education.
As a member of Australiaâ€™s Group of Eight leading research intensive universities and ranked 19th* in the world, ÁñÁ«¹ÙÍø Canberra City will build on the ACTâ€™s reputation for tertiary excellence.
*QS World University Rankings 2024
Scientia Professor Helen Christensen has received the James Cook Medal, with academics fromÂ Medicine & Health, Science and ÁñÁ«¹ÙÍø Canberra recognised with awards for research and scholarly excellence.
A range of ÁñÁ«¹ÙÍø experts will be able to comment on key themes relating to COP28, which will be held in Dubai fromÂ 30 November toÂ 12 December.Â
Top academics from over ten fields have been named on Clarivateâ€™sÂ 2023 list of Highly Cited Researchers.Â