About Universities Matter

We're on a mission to shine a spotlight on the invaluable contributions of Australian universities to our nation's prosperity, innovation and societal advancement. Or in other words - why universities matter.

Through groundbreaking research, educating the skilled people we need and supporting their communities; universities improve the lives of all Australians

Join the movement

We aim to acknowledge the vital role that universities play in our lives and communities. Join the Universities Matter campaign and be part of a nationwide effort to elevate awareness and appreciation for our universities' contributions.

Explore our impact

Discover the diverse ways universities impact our lives every day:

The skills we need for today and tomorrow: From doctors to engineers, teachers to entrepreneurs, universities are the training ground for the professionals who shape our world.

Research that affects us all: Delve into the transformative research happening at universities, from medical breakthroughs to sustainable technologies, that are changing lives and shaping industries.

Unexpected breakthroughs: Prepare to be amazed by the unexpected ways universities enrich our society, from preserving cultural heritage to fostering community engagement.

Community champions: Learn more about the people in universities who have strong links with their community and those who call it home – improving lives and having impact at a local level.

Get involved

Are you a university student, staff member, alumni, or passionate supporter? Share your stories, insights, and experiences with us! Submit your content to be featured on our website and social media platforms, and let's showcase the collective impact of Australian universities.

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