Federation about us

Future focused. Building on more than 150 years of teaching and learning.

At Federation University, the desire to transform lives and enhance communities informs everything we do. From research that improves people’s lives right around the world, to supporting our students to succeed at their studies and in life – we make a difference.

We became Federation University in 2014 – a new entity bringing together almost 150 years of history from our predecessor institutions, dating back to 1870.

While we are one of Australia’s oldest universities, we are known for our future-focused approach to teaching and learning across higher education and TAFE.

Our campuses across Ballarat, Berwick, Brisbane, Gippsland and the Wimmera are deeply embedded in our communities and local industries, to ensure that every student has access to a high-quality education and exciting career opportunities.

We are a diverse community with over 18,500 domestic and international students and 118,000 alumni across Australia and the world.

We are a supportive, inclusive and thriving community, of people from all backgrounds and cultures, creating a Federation of independent thinkers who are determined to make their mark.

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