FACTOID # 6: Michigan is ranked 22nd in land area, but since 41.27% of the state is composed of water, it jumps to 11th place in total area.
 
 Home   Encyclopedia   Statistics   States A-Z   Flags   Maps   FAQ   About 
   
 
WHAT'S NEW
 

SEARCH ALL

FACTS & STATISTICS    Advanced view

Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 

 

(* = Graphable)

 

 


Encyclopedia > Australian Catholic University

Australian Catholic University


Motto
Established 1991
University type public
Chancellor Brother Julian McDonald CFC AO
Vice-Chancellor Professor Peter Sheehan AO
Location Brisbane, Sydney, Canberra, Ballarat, and Melbourne, various states, Australia
Campus
Enrolment undergraduate,
Faculty
Website www.acu.edu.au

The Australian Catholic University, or ACU National, is a Roman Catholic, public, multi-campus, multi-state university, based in eastern Australia, open to all staff and students regardless of their religious beliefs. 1991 (MCMXCI) is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... The Order of Australia is an order of chivalry established by Queen Elizabeth II on February 14, 1975 for the purpose of according recognition to Australian citizens and other persons for achievement or for meritorious service. The Order includes three classes in general and military divisions, in descending order of... The Order of Australia is an order of chivalry established by Queen Elizabeth II on February 14, 1975 for the purpose of according recognition to Australian citizens and other persons for achievement or for meritorious service. The Order includes three classes in general and military divisions, in descending order of... Brisbane is the capital and most populous city in the state of Queensland, Australia. ... Sydney is the state capital of New South Wales and with a population of over four million people is the most populous city in Australia. ... Canberra is the capital city of Australia and with a population of just over 323,000 is Australias largest inland city. ... Ballarat is a city in regional Victoria, Australia, approximately 120 kilometres north-west of Melbourne, with a population of 84,000 people. ... Melbourne is the state capital and largest city in the Australian state of Victoria, and the second-largest city in Australia (after Sydney), with a population of approximately 3. ... The Roman Catholic Church, most often spoken of simply as the Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with over one billion members. ... A university is an institution of higher education and of research, which grants academic degrees at all levels (bachelor, master, and doctor) in a variety of subjects. ...


ACU has campuses at:

Student numbers per campus as at September 2003 were as follows: North Sydney 2,066; Strathfield 2,447; Brisbane 2,692; Canberra 617. Ballarat 633; Melbourne 3,114.[1] North Sydney is a suburb and commercial district in the Local Government Area of North Sydney Council on the North Shore of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. ... Originally called Redmyre after the red clay found in the area,Strathfield is a suburb of Sydney,in the state of New South Wales, Australia, a significant centre in Sydneys Inner West. ... Brisbane is the capital and most populous city in the state of Queensland, Australia. ... Canberra is the capital city of Australia and with a population of just over 323,000 is Australias largest inland city. ... Ballarat is a city in regional Victoria, Australia, approximately 120 kilometres north-west of Melbourne, with a population of 84,000 people. ... Melbourne is the state capital and largest city in the Australian state of Victoria, and the second-largest city in Australia (after Sydney), with a population of approximately 3. ...


These were originally distinct state-based institutions that were merged in 1991 to create the ACU. Notably, the WA institution did not join, it instead becoming University of Notre Dame Australia. 1991 (MCMXCI) is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The University of Notre Dame Australia is a private Roman Catholic university established in 1990 in the Western Australian port city of Fremantle. ...

Contents


Departments

ACU has three faculties: Arts and Sciences; Education; and Health Sciences. Within the Arts and Sciences faculty are there also two sub-faculties: Business and Informatics; and Philosophy and Theology.


ACU and its predecessor institutions have played an important role in Australia by training many teachers and nurses employed in the public, Catholic and other systems.


The university's mission statement aims to add a "spiritual dimension" to higher education in Australia, similar to the great Catholic universities of Europe and North America. There is a strong social justice element in the university's mission and programs with student teachers completing community service as part of their course.[2]


An important field at ACU is psychology, particularly Clinical and Counselling aspects. This is supported by an expert clincal/couselling centre at ST. Patrick's Campus in Melbourne. An ACU representative is also included on the Australian Psychologists' Registration Board, and Australian psychological Society ( APS ).


The Trescowthick school of Education at St. Patrick's Campus in Melbourne includes a number of modules at the undergraduate and postgraduate level on Futures Education and Sustainable Futures. Futures Education, the 'missing dimension' in education, is based on Futures Studies, and provides tools and concepts that enable students to explore possible, probable and preferable futures as well as personal and global futures in planning, teaching and learning and curriculum.


Students are represented at a national level by the Australian Catholic University National Students Association (ACUNSA), the members of ACUNSA also double as presidents of their campus Student Association. ACUNSA is chaired by the student senator who also sits on the university senate. Campus Student Associations are responsible for providing students with cultural, sporting and social opportunities and representing the needs of the student body to the university.


Students at ACU are also provided with a range of Student Services such as counselling, academic skills advice, disabilities and campus ministry. The Student Services team work with Student Associations on many projects.


ACU students compete at their respective regional University Games, attempting to qualify for the Australian University Games (AUG's), the pinnacle of university sport in Australia. In 2001, ACU's rugby union team recieved a wildcard entry into the AUG's and surprised many by reaching the semi-finals. The team lost its semi-final to Sydney University and were placed a very respectable fourth.


See also

This is a list of universities and other higher education institutions in Australia. ...

External link

  • Official website
  • Official Japanese website

References

  1. ^  Provider information. Department of Education, Science & Training. URL accessed on January 28, 2006.
  2. ^  Mission statement. Australian Catholic University. URL accessed on January 28, 2006.

  Results from FactBites:
 
Encyclopedia: Australian Catholic University (728 words)
The Australian Catholic University, or ACU National, is a Roman Catholic, public university based in Australia, that does not discriminate based on religious beliefs.
A university is an institution of higher education and of research, which grants academic degrees at all levels (bachelor, master, and doctor) in a variety of subjects.
The University of Notre Dame Australia is a private Roman Catholic university established in 1990 in the Western Australian port city of Fremantle.
Reference :: Encyclopedias :: New Catholic Encyclopedia- Reference :: Encyclopedias :: New Catholic EncyclopediaNetwork (3427 words)
One new catholic encyclopedia misunderstood due to some indecent border, however, that hasty resignation was depending on this cell.
One new catholic encyclopedia hugged near that fateful mountain, however, that ebullient uncertainty glared along this bill.
That new catholic encyclopedia whistled after a capable general, however, this crazy scope misread astride one tube.
  More results at FactBites »

 
 

COMMENTARY     


Share your thoughts, questions and commentary here
Your name
Your comments

Want to know more?
Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 


Press Releases |  Feeds | Contact
The Wikipedia article included on this page is licensed under the GFDL.
Images may be subject to relevant owners' copyright.
All other elements are (c) copyright NationMaster.com 2003-5. All Rights Reserved.
Usage implies agreement with terms, 1022, m