Professor Jane Den Hollander
|Deakin University is Australia's ninth largest university. As a public not-for-profit university, it combines research and teaching with a strong focus on strengthening the communities it serves.|
Deakin has just over 42,000 students - approximately one fifth are international students from more than 100 countries while almost one third choose to have a wholly off-campus experience.
Deakin has four campuses, one in Melbourne, two in Geelong and one in Warrnambool. Each campus has a distinctive character, rich culture and a strong presence in the local community. Additionally, the University has a prestigious multipurpose facility in Melbourne's CBD, a network of learning centres stretching across regional Victoria, and international offices in India, China and Indonesia.
Deakin's four faculties - Arts and Education, Business and Law, Health, and Science, Engineering and Built Environment - offer undergraduate and postgraduate programs across a wide range of discipline areas.
Through an acclaimed community-based delivery model, Deakin's Institute of Koorie Education also offers courses for Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander students in partnership with the four faculties. Deakin is a sector leader for student satisfaction, currently third in Australia and first in Victoria (Australian Graduate Survey 2011 and 2012).
With a student-focused culture, Deakin enjoys a well-deserved reputation for being accessible, helpful and friendly. It has a long-standing record for its use of cutting-edge information technology while providing highly personalised experiences.
Advances in research have been a hallmark of Deakin's success in recent years with impressive growth in quality, impact and income. In the recent Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) rankings, Deakin received the top ranking of five - defined as well above world standards - in Materials Engineering, Medical Physiology, Human Movement and Sport Sciences and Zoology. The University also received a ranking of four - defined as above world standards - in the Engineering and Medical and Health Sciences clusters.
In 2012, Deakin launched its new Strategic Plan - LIVE the future Agenda 2020 - which provides a framework for providing education in a digital economy and environment, ensuring our research makes a difference to the communities we serve, and continuing to widen participation and support students from diverse backgrounds.