Then, now, and into the future
The University of the Sunshine Coast’s estimated direct and indirect contribution to the region and the state of Queensland from its operations has been $2.38 billion. A groundbreaking economic development strategy being implemented by the region designates the University as one of five major “game-changers” to 2033.
USC staff, students and graduates have spent two decades working to improve the health and wealth of this fast-growing region. The University has always regarded community involvement as a key foundation for excellent teaching, learning, research and innovation. This applies now, more than ever in our history.
USC is involved in some of the state’s biggest infrastructure projects, like the new Sunshine Coast University Hospital.
USC growing with the region
Study locations from the Sunshine Coast to Southbank, Fraser Coast to Gympie and soon Moreton Bay too.
You're local, we're local.
No wonder our students feel at home from day one.
In the community
"When you use all your skills to truly save a life, it’s wonderful" - Suzette Dakin, Queensland Ambulance Service Maroochydore (USC paramedic science graduate)
"If you make an impact on someone’s life, it doesn’t stop when the bell goes.”
Justin Pritchett, physical education and science teacher, Mountain Creek State High School (USC Graduate Diploma of Education and Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science graduate)
The Innovation Centre team have backed the expansion of annual events such as Startup Weekend Sunshine Coast.
"My interest in clinical measurement came at the end of my second year. Every day is a learning experience."
Olawale Idowu, Polysomnographer,or sleep scientist, at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane (USC Biomedical Science graduate)
"I come home feeling proud and grateful that I’ve made a difference. Every day patients say, ‘You look like you love this.’"
Sarah Finn, Clinical Nurse, Nambour Hospital (USC nursing graduate)
"It is an amazing feeling when you find out someone you helped resuscitate is now healthy and back home with their family again."
Kristi Browne, Paramedic Intern ACT Ambulance Service Canberra (USC paramedic science graduate)
"I've been fortunate enough to provide civil design and site engineering services for a range of local, state and federal infrastructure projects."
Tony Ravell, Civil Engineer, GHD Pty Ltd (USC civil engineering graduate)
Secure your piece of history
Visions is a vibrantly written coffee table book that tells the story of USC through the eyes of people who have shaped its past and are now taking the University – and the wider community – into the future. Available to purchase from the Co-op Bookshop. Purchases may be made at the store, by phone or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Improving the health and wealth of the region
USC is a major teaching and research partner of the new $1.8 billion public university hospital.
Radical change in the sector is envisaged by Sohail Inayatullah, an international futurist and USC adjunct professor