About | UniSC | University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Welcome to the University of the Sunshine Coast, UniSC for short. A young, fresh university driven by an unwavering belief that community and culture is just as important as a world-class education, delivered by world-class educators. 

We may not be the biggest university, but we’re growing fast, and doing big things. Like ground-breaking research, championing sustainability, producing gold-winning athletes and award-winning alumni. 

Our first campus, on the Sunshine Coast, opened its doors in 1996. Today, our award-winning facilities span five campuses across South East Queensland, an area of unique geographical importance. In fact, UniSC is the world’s only university with campuses on three connecting UNESCO biosphere reserves and the World Heritage Listed K’gari.  

While we acknowledge and learn from the past, as a young university, we aren’t confined by the red tape found inside sandstone institutions. So you’re never going to be bombarded by stale traditions or hear phrases like “That’s the way we’ve always done it”. 

Our job is to empower fresh thinkers and ambitious minds to create positive change and ways of thinking that moves everyone forward. And our students, staff and researchers work hard every day to do just that. 

Together with our people, community and partners, we’re building a safe, sustainable, supportive, future-focused and fun learning environment, where lifelong friends are made, and opportunities are earned. 

We invite you to learn, experience and gain the tools you need to not just create a better tomorrow for yourself, but for the communities and planet you live on.  

We can’t wait to meet you.
Hands-on learning

We provide the hands-on learning and practical skills needed by the people of our diverse regions from Moreton Bay to the Fraser Coast: the nurses, teachers, mental health and medical professionals, environmentalists, scientists, engineers, lawyers, problem solvers, creators and creative thinkers, high-performance athletes, entrepreneurs and the leaders of tomorrow who improve the lives of people at home and abroad.

Professor Helen Bartlett
Vice-Chancellor and President's welcome

The official welcome from the University of the Sunshine Coast's Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Helen Bartlett.

Our Vision

To become Australia’s premier regional university.

Our mission

Enriching our regions, connecting with our communities and creating opportunities for all.

Our values

At UniSC we will:


UniSC offers flexible study options at a network of teaching locations between Brisbane and the Fraser Coast.

Our rankings

UniSC is the second ranked public university in Australia and No. 1 in QLD* for overall educational experience. And we have a five-star rating for teaching!


A snapshot of UniSC's enrolments, students, graduates, staff and regional profile.

students talking together, standing against a yellow wall

UniSC is committed to creating a work and study environment which values the rich diversity of its staff and students.


We are a university of change-makers, striving to create a better tomorrow. Sustainability has been, and always will be, our priority. It’s what we stand for, at the heart of what we do and how we do it. It’s also our guiding reason why.

Learning and teaching

Find out about UniSC's learning and teaching activities, and services for students and staff.


Strategy, quality improvement and planning are crucial to defining the University’s vision, direction and goals.


Information about the University's organisational structure, including Council, Executive, Schools and Academic Board.


The University of the Sunshine Coast's policies and procedures cover a range of categories, and may apply to students, staff and visitors to the campus.


The University produces a range of reports each year including the Annual Report, Indigenous Education Statement and Workplace Gender Equality Act public report.


Each year, UniSC recognises people who have made outstanding achievements by conferring a variety of honorary awards to nominated recipients. The University is very pleased to include such a distinguished group of people among its Honour Roll. Read their stories.


Explore UniSC's institutional responses to inform and shape the development of public policy.