UNSW Canberra at ADFA

Our Research

UNSW Canberra researchers are at the forefront of discovery and impact. We partner with local and global communities in research, government, industry and defence to find real solutions to the world’s most complex problems.

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Our Research
Integrated Defence Focus

“UNSW Canberra and Defence work really well together to ensure that we have a healthy balance of university studies and military training.”—Jace Stallard, Bachelor of Technology Aeronautical Engineering

Defence Force Focus

UNSW Canberra is proud to be the only national academic institution to integrate with the Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA).

Our strength in defence and security-related teaching and research gives you the competitive edge.

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Find the Degree For You

UNSW Canberra at ADFA is a global university with an international reputation for providing exceptional education and world-leading research. Whether you want to broaden your general knowledge, pursue postgraduate research, or upskill to take the next step in your career, our unique range of degrees and study options will propel you into an exciting and fulfilling future.  

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A Leading University in the Nation's Capital

UNSW is one of Australia’s top universities and a founding member of the Group of Eight (Go8). We have a long, comprehensive history of excellence in education and research, ranking as one of the top 50 universities worldwide.

Our Canberra campus is located within one of Australia's most liveable cities. You’ll have access to plentiful part-time work, industry placements and volunteering options while you study. Then strong employment opportunities after you graduate.

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Lifelong Connections

UNSW Canberra graduates become part of a highly engaged and influential community. They continue to shape Australia and the international community as leaders in defence, government and industry.

Through UNSW Canberra alumni programs you will be able to build lifelong connections and contribute to the community.

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Wendy Malcolm

"For me leadership is about trying to help people understand their own strengths and to recognise them. I had some terrific mentors who believed in me even when I didn’t believe in myself.”— Rear Admiral Wendy Malcolm, Bachelor of Science, 1989