Vice-Chancellor and President's welcome - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Vice-Chancellor and President's welcome

Welcome to USC – one of Australia’s fastest growing regional universities.

Since opening in 1996, we have rapidly expanded in size, footprint and reputation, creating greater opportunities for regional communities from Moreton Bay to the Fraser Coast.

We are consistently rated by the Good Universities Guide as one of the top universities in Australia for both teaching quality and overall student experience – a reputation that is in part underpinned by our ongoing commit to student support and wellbeing.

All our programs are grounded in practice, ensuring our students are job ready when they graduate, which is one of the reasons employers love our graduates – a position that is regularly reflected in the Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching’s Employer Satisfaction Survey.

Our academic staff are highly qualified experts in their fields, nationally awarded and regularly recognised for excellence in learning and teaching.

On research, our profile continues to grow beyond our age, with 26 of our research areas rated at world standard or above in the Excellence in Research for Australia findings. We partner with industry, institutions and all levels of government to deliver innovative, high-quality research with real impact across diverse research concentrations and specialised fields.

Underpinning all this growth are our values: scholarship, discovery, sustainability, engagement, social justice, integrity and respect. It is these qualities that have guided our rapid expansion in less than 25 years, growing from a single greenfield campus to a multi-campus university with over 18,000 students. Our future growth has been carefully planned to support our regions and to improve knowledge, skills, resources and the lives and wellbeing of everyone in our diverse communities.

We look forward to working with you through study, industry or partnership opportunities, or engaging with you to make impactful change.

Professor Helen Bartlett
Vice-Chancellor and President

Professor Helen Bartlett