University of Canberra rises to 18th in world young university rankings as it faces budget challenges

Sarah Lansdown
By Sarah Lansdown
Updated June 24 2020 - 9:08pm, first published 10:30am
University of Canberra vice-chancellor Professor Paddy Nixon. Picture: Sitthixay Ditthavong

The University of Canberra's vice-chancellor says world-class research should be the main driving force in universities rather than filling employment market gaps, as the institution swiftly rises up the international rankings.


Sarah Lansdown

Sarah Lansdown

Canberra Times education reporter

Sarah covers all stages of education in the capital, from early childhood to higher education. Previously she was a general news reporter at The Advocate in North West Tasmania. She was named Best New Journalist at the 2019 Tasmanian Media Awards for a series on paramedic shortages. Email:

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