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Deakin University

Geelong, Australia

Public - 1974


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History, Affiliations, and Rankings

Deakin University was founded in 1974 under the Deakin University Act of 1974. It was given its name after Alfred Deakin, who was an Australian Prime Minister. Upon its establishment, it became the 4th university in Victoria and the 1st University to specialize in distance learning. Deakin University is affiliated with the Australian Technology Network, Association of Southeast Asian Institutions of Higher Learning, and Australian National Business School. Deakin University has been ranked #283 globally by the QS World University Rankings, #218 by US News and World Report in Best Global Universities, and #251 by the Times Higher Education global rankings for the year 2022.

Infrastructure, Campuses, and Courses

Deakin University has 4 campuses in total, in Melbourne, Geelong, Waurn, and Warrnambool, with the biggest one in Melbourne. Three of the four campuses of Deakin University are in an urban setting with the remaining one being in a suburban setting. The locations decided for the campuses are surrounded by gyms, medical stores, restaurants, cafes, and a few other stores to make the necessary items available to students. Deakin University offers more than 150 Postgraduate and 100 Undergraduate programs. in various disciplines offered by the university for students to choose from, such as Psychology, Social Development, Health, Business, and Nursing. The University has 10 schools under its name, Deakin Business School, Deakin Law School, Deakin University School of Medicine, School of Architecture and Built Environment, School of Engineering, School of Information Technology, School of Life and Environmental Sciences, School of Communication and Creative Arts, School of Education, and School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Accomplishments and Alumni 

Since its establishment in 1974, Deakin University has had a number of accomplishments and achievements, It is well known for its top-quality facilities, research, teaching, and inclusiveness. Deakin has invested a large number of funds towards developing state-of-the-art technology to improve distance learning for the students. The QS Wharton Reimagine Education Global Award and the Bronze Oceania Award have been granted to the university. Deakin University is spread across 4 campuses in Australia itself. Some of the Deakin University's notable alumni include the likes of, Emma Alberici (Journalist/Presenter with the ABC), Julie Attwood (Member of Legislative Assembly of Queensland), Tim Callan (AFL footballer with the Western Bulldogs), and many more have graduated from Deakin University adding to its name and reputation.

Student Diversity and Visiting Companies

Deakin University has a student population of 64,000+ students out of which 44,000+ are undergraduates, while 17,500+ are graduate students. There are over 11,000 international students while 29,460 students study at the Melbourne campus. Deakin University Student Association (DUSA), which is a student organization spread across all the campuses provides multiple benefits to its members and coordinates all the clubs and societies on the campus. Deakin University is committed to helping students get placements and provides many resources for students to help them create a CV and prepare for interviews. Some of the top companies where Deakin University graduates work are KPMG Australia, Deloitte, University of Melbourne, ANZ and others. 

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