The University of the Sunshine Coast (UniSC) is a young, ambitious university driven by the unwavering belief that community and culture is just as important as a world-class education.
Being young means we’re not limited to the way things have always been done. We prefer thinking that moves everyone forward. Which is why we’ve grown exponentially since 1996 into a comprehensive university that is a global leader in sustainability, with award-winning facilities spanning five campuses along the South East coast of Queensland.
Our regional footprint allows us to remove barriers to education for thousands of first-in-family and mature age students, who no longer have to leave home to achieve their education and career goals.
And once they’re at UniSC, our students find layers of support within a community of people all working towards the shared goal of seeing them succeed. We are ranked one of the best universities in Australia for teaching quality – a title we’ve held for 17 consecutive years. Our students graduate work-ready through hands-on learning across the more than 120 programs offered at our network of teaching locations.
We’re the world’s only university operating within three UNESCO Biosphere Reserves and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which grants us a unique opportunity to capitalise on the wealth of significant environmental treasures around us, and continuously work to champion sustainability.
In the 2022 Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Rankings, UniSC is the top ranked Queensland university for ‘Overall Impact,’ and in the top three per cent globally for ‘Climate Action.’
We have 26 research fields ranked at – or well above – world standard (Excellence in Research for Australia). And we’re focused on becoming Australia’s premier regional university, meaning our research explores the biggest challenges of our time, those with the most significance for the future. Since 2013, we have more than tripled our annual research income, and this is just the start of our story.