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Deakin University: About Deakin

Deakin University has won the prestigious 'Australian University of the Year' award twice.

Established in the 1970s as one of the new generation of Australian universities, Deakin University combines a university's traditional focus on excellent teaching and research with a desire to seek new ways of developing and delivering courses. More than 34 000 higher education students study at Deakin and almost 10 000 study through distance education or off campus. This also includes more than 6 000 international students from more than 100 different countries, making it a multicultural and diverse environment.

At Deakin University, you can choose from a wide range of professional and general degrees offered in a supportive and friendly environment. The University is known for its strong industry partnerships, state-of-the-art facilities and vibrant campuses.


  • Deakin has won the prestigious Australian University of the Year award twice.
  • The University was commended with nine Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning at the 2011 Australian Learning and Teaching Council Awards.
  • Deakin has received many accolades for innovative use of technology in teaching and learning, and education and training partnerships.
  • Deakin achieved excellent results in the Australian Research Council 2010 awards. In recognition of the University’s innovation in and commitment to advancing education, training and research in international markets, Deakin won the 2009 Governor of Victoria Export Award for Education and Training.

Deakin provides access to the latest industry-standard facilities such as Deakin's Motion.Lab, Australia's most technologically-advanced motion capture facility, at the Melbourne Burwood Campus, and the Geelong Technology Precinct at the Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus.

Deakin University has established itself as a leader in several fields of research such as advanced materials, biotechnology, built environment, ageing and chronic illness, citizenship and globalisation, intelligent systems, natural resource management, physical activity and nutrition, education, and social and mental health. This has been reflected in dramatically increased external funding for research.

The University has significant collaborations with some of the world's leading research institutions to provide answers to some of the key issues affecting citizens throughout the world.

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