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University of the Sunshine Coast
USC is the place where learning meets lifestyle
USC is one of Australia’s fastest growing universities, serving the Sunshine Coast and extended region from north Brisbane to the Fraser Coast. The University opened in 1996 with 500 students. It was the first greenfield public university to be established nationally since the early 1970s. Today, with around 12,000 enrolled students, USC is on track to reach projected student enrolments of 20,000 by 2020.
USC has a proud record of achievement in learning and teaching. It is the only Queensland public university to consistently rate five stars for teaching quality *, and wins more than its share of national teaching awards. Students and graduates regularly remark on the quality of their experiences and the personal nature of the teaching and support they receive.
USC offers programs in multi-campus including Sippy Downs, Fraser Coast, USC Gympie, USC SouthBank (Brisbane), Noosa, Caboolture, North Lakes and a research facility on the world-heritage-listed Fraser Island. Sunshine Coast University Hospital first stage opened in 2016, as a tertiary teaching hospital, the SCUH will boast highly trained specialised staff, equipment and services able to safely care for patients while also serving as a training facility for large numbers of staff and students and operating significant health and medical research programs.