Which Canberra university to go to, if you want to study in the capital of Australia?
Here are three options: Australian Catholic University, Australian National Uni and University of Canberra.
Living in the capital of the country has its pros and cons. Many are attracted by jobs with federal government and administration but then get used to the city despite the fact that is is very different from all the state capital cities, which are coastal cities.
For students, Canberra offers many opportunities both in the learning area and with the entertainment options.
With universities present in almost each of the capital cities: Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Hobart, Brisbane and Perth, there was a need to create a Canberra university too. So in 1946 the Federal Parliament established the Australian National University in the capital city of the country.
It has several colleges focusing on arts and social sciences, business and economics, law, engineering and computer science, Asian and Pacific studies, medicine, biology and environment, physical and mathematical sciences.
Through its famous Medical Research School and the Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics, the university is associated with 4 Australian scientists who are Nobel prize winners:
The main campus is in Acton, a suburb in Canberra. There are other campuses:
For more information about this Canberra university visit www.anu.edu.au
Students have enrolled into this Canberra university since 1970. It started as a college of advanced education with four schools teaching administrative studies, applied science, computing studies and liberal studies.
In 1990 it was accredited as the University of Canberra. The number of courses broadened to include: arts and humanities, architecture, design, IT, engineering, media, health and nursing, pharmacy, business and government studies, law, education.
In addition, the University of Canberra College assists international and domestic students with preparatory courses.
The large majority of students come from Canberra, but there is a growing number from New South Wales and other states plus many international students. They enrol for a variety of undergraduate or postgraduate courses and degrees and also research work.
The campus is in Bruce, not far from the centre of the City. For more information about courses and how to enrol check www.canberra.edu.au
While it is founded on catholic tradition, the Australian Catholic University is open to anyone, irrespective of religion or beliefs. It is a rather newly established university (1991) but, as various long-standing catholic institutes and colleges merged to form it, the roots of the university go back to mid 19th century.
You can study a broad range of courses across art, sciences, business, education, health (nursing, physiotherapy, paramedicine), theology and philosophy.
It has campuses in the Australian Capital Territories - Canberra and in the 3 eastern states:
The university offers many international exchange opportunities and has programs in other countries such as Hong Kong, New Zealand, Singapore, China.
If you are a teacher with an overseas degree and have relocated to Australia, you could qualify to register as a teacher in this country by enrolling into the courses of the Australian Catholic University.
For more information visit its website www.acu.edu.au.
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