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Why ECU?

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    ECU top in teaching quality and more

    In the latest QILT rankings, students have rated ECU as Australia's top public university for undergraduate teaching quality for the 7th year in a row. The university also topped the rankings for public universities in Australia for undergraduate overall experience, skills development and learning resources. View QILT results.

  • The Good Universities Guide 2021

    Good Universities Guide

    ECU’s 5-star rating for undergraduate teaching quality has been achieved for 16 straight years! Five-star ratings were also achieved for undergraduate skills development, learner engagement, learning resources, student support and overall experience. All ratings are the best for a public university in Western Australia.

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  • THE Impact Rankings

    THE Impact Rankings

    ECU has been ranked in the top 50 for Gender Equality (24th), Good Health and Wellbeing (24th) and Quality Education (41st) in the 2021 Times Higher Education Impact rankings, showing how universities are working towards the achievement of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.

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  • THE World University Rankings 2020 Top 100 Young

    THE Young University Rankings

    ECU has been ranked in the world's top 100 universities under 50 years old in the 2022 Times Higher Education (THE) Young Universities Rankings. View rankings.

ECUResearch

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.

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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Kids’ books missing the mark on gender

New research from Edith Cowan University has revealed childrens’ books are perpetuating outdated stereotypes of gender roles including boys playing sport, doing physical work and girls as passive onlookers.

Bird Song

New research from Edith Cowan University has created an engaging music project pairing native Western Australian birdsong with experimental instruments.

Prostate Cancer Exercise

New research from Edith Cowan University shows exercise causes muscles to secrete proteins that can suppress tumour growth and help fight cancerous cells.

Newsroom

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

Left to right: sisters Hannah Norris and Lucy Norris standing outside, back-to-back, arms folded and smiling wearing their graduation regalia.

Sisters in study

Alongside more than 1,500 ECU students who crossed the graduation stage recently were Iluka sisters Hannah and Lucy Norris. They both graduated with a Bachelor of Marketing, Advertising and Public Relations. Incidentally, the sisters had no idea they’d applied for the same degree in 2019.

ECU Psychology & Addiction Studies Honours graduate Dana Pringle sitting in Plantation Cafe and smiling

Discover your pathway to university

Chose life in high school? Didn’t study ATAR? Or worried you won’t get the ATAR score you hoped for? You’re not alone there. Thankfully, you don’t need an ATAR to gain entry to university. Just ask ECU Psychology & Addiction Studies Honours graduate Dana Pringle.

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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

Connect with us

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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Industry

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.