Australian Catholic University

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The Australian Catholic University (ACU National) is the only national Catholic university in Australia.


The ACU was founded on 1 January 1991 and was created from the merger of four Catholic higher educational institutions in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and the Australian Capital Territory.


Around 17,000 students attend the university, which has six locations in three states and one federal territory in Brisbane, Sydney ( North Sydney and Strathfield ), Canberra, Melbourne and Ballarat, distributed. The ACU is, although Catholic university, open to students of all religious creeds.


  • Arts and Sciences with the sub- faculties of theology and Business and Informatics: Qualified Australian Studies, Literature, Visual Arts, Drama, Business, Computing, Information Systems, Behavioural Science, Psychology, Social Sciences, Philosophy, Theology, Biblical Studies, Asian Studies ( with Japanese), History, Music, Media, Environmental Science, Geography, Social Work and Ethics
  • Education: Degrees in Education (Primary and Secondary)
  • Health Sciences: Degrees in Exercise Science, Nursing, Clinical Teaching, Midwifery, Clinical Nursing, Nursing Leadership and Nursing Practice

Partner universities (selection)

  • Albert -Ludwigs- University of Freiburg
  • Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen
  • Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
  • Catholic University of Eichstätt -Ingolstadt
  • Ruprecht -Karls- University of Heidelberg
  • University of Hohenheim
  • University of Konstanz
  • University of Mannheim
  • University of Stuttgart
  • University of Ulm

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