NICTA is Australia’s Information Communications Technology (ICT) Research Centre of Excellence and the nation’s largest organisation dedicated to ICT research. NICTA’s primary goal is to pursue high-impact research excellence and, through application of this research, to create national benefit and wealth for Australia. We aim to be one of the world’s top ICT R&D centres.

NICTA’s research address the technology challenges facing industry, the community and the whole nation. We seek to improve the international competitiveness of both academic ICT research and industry innovation by tightly linking the two to achieve greater economic and social impact. 

Research at NICTA is undertaken within five large-scale Research Groups: Computer vision, machine learning, networks, optimisation and software systems. these groups have a long-term vision for innovative ICT research with the aim of becoming the leading groups in their field. 

NICTA focuses on wealth creation opportunities that draw on and exploit its areas of research excellence. these take the form of funded industry partnerships, start up companies or research outcomes which have major social impact. NICTA’s business Teams drive commercial outcomes in the following recognised application domains for ICT: Broadband and the digital economy, infrastructure, transport and logistics and security and environment. NICTA is focused on developing outcomes that have major national benefit. 

University of Canberra

The University of Canberra is proudly the university of the nation’s capital. However, it is not constrained by geography and offers an increasingly international experience.

Research takes a global perspective, with the University’s researchers delivering breakthroughs that help solve real-world problems. In addition to research within and between faculties, there are three ‘university research centres’: the Institute for Governance and Policy Analysis, the Institute for Applied Ecology and the Research Institute for Sport and Exercise. Other areas of research expertise at the university encompass education, communication, health and forensic science.

The University places a strong emphasis on ‘work-integrated learning’, which gives students valuable experience in the workplace before they graduate. This helps give them the skills to hit the ground running and start making a real contribution early in their career. This is why the University’s graduates are among the most sought after in the country and why the University is consistently awarded a maximum five star rating for ‘getting a job’ in the Good Universities Guide.

The University has achieved global recognition, with its place in the latest QS World University Rankings putting the University of Canberra in the top five per cent of universities in the world.