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Because the world needs creative thinkers

Problem solving and the ability to innovate are highly sought-after skills by employers in all industries world-wide. At ECU, we believe anyone can be a creative thinker with the right training.

The value of creative thinking

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ECU has a vibrant research community, actively supporting our student and staff researchers. We continually seek opportunities to collaborate with other universities and to work with organisations and businesses to commercialise research outcomes. Learn more about research at ECU.

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World-Class Research

ECU research aims to transform the lives of people in global communities. Our work focuses on four themes that recognise our collective expertise and our progressive view of the world.

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Blue carbon economy

ECU research into greenhouse gas absorption by Australian coastal ecosystems.

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ECU Newsroom

Our newsroom provides you with the latest information across News, Research, Opinion and Campus & Community.

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ECU leads Western Australian universities for equal pay

Data released by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) has revealed ECU's gender pay gap is the lowest of all Western Australian universities, at 3.7%. ECU is also well below the national gender pay gap, which sits at 19%.

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ECU supports big report with big ideas

ECU has welcomed the biggest review of tertiary education in Australia in 15 years, the Australian Universities Accord. ECU Vice-Chancellor Professor Steve Chapman CBE said he supports any moves for the greater good of Australian education.

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Resistance to social robots futile

New research from Edith Cowan University has found that the use of social robots in a commercial setting would likely be met with little resistance.

Indigenous recognition

ECU respects the Noongar people, the traditional custodians of the land on which our campuses are built. We're also committed to developing our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and staff.

Our commitment to Indigenous Australians

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We welcome new connections, especially from individuals or organisations who can collaborate with us to improve our student experience, teaching or research output.

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Alumni and supporters

We encourage our growing global network of graduates to stay in touch and to benefit from ongoing career support, access to industry contacts and exciting events.

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Giving to ECU

The ECU Foundation attracts philanthropic and non-philanthropic support from individuals, alumni, business organisations, industry leaders and the general community.

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Employment opportunities

At ECU, we provide much more than just a workplace. Here it’s a place where you can be inspired to achieve great things, a place where you can collaborate and work with other enthusiastic and committed people.

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ECU has partnerships with many industry groups. We collaborate with all sizes of businesses, including start-ups, not-for-profits and community organisations, government agencies and large corporates.