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University of the Sunshine Coast

“University of the Sunshine Coast” is established in Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia. It is a public based university. It is founded in 1996 and started with 524 students as the “Sunshine Coast University College”. Later, in 1999 renamed as University of Sunshine Coast.

As for the records in the 1st semester in 2013 the student’s number were increased to 8904 which includes international students also. The university provides both degrees of Under Graduation and Post Graduation. These programs are offered in both faculties. As a research the university has mainly aimed in two areas:

  • Sustainability
  • Regional Engagement

The university also provides the dual degree at the same time with the “Sunshine Coast Institute of TAFE”. In this university the studies are classified in to 7 major areas they are:

  • Education
  • Health
  • Communication and Design
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Law, Science and Engineering
  • Business and Information Technology

The major of Law area is still in evolution, it will be in progress of 1st semester 2014. This university has been certified by the “Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students”.


In 1973 the first discussion was held about the formation of university of Sunshine Coast region. After that the Australian Federal government has officially agreed to the establishment of university of Sunshine. Later the Queensland Parliament has announced the “Sunshine Coast University College Act” in 1994.

Then the University was constructed in 1994 and started in 1996 as the name of Sunshine Coast University College. The Chancellor of the university is “John Dobson OAM (Medal of the Order of Australia)” and the Vice-Chancellor of the university is “Professor Greg Hill”. The total staff in university is 722 with full-time equivalent which excludes casual staff, as on 31 March 2013.

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