Imagine a private, Christian University on Queensland's beautiful Sunshine Coast; committed to investing in their students' whole-person development, the highest international standards, exceptional research and teaching facilities, and cultivating wisdom and leadership by integrating Christian scholarship in the pursuit of knowledge.
The Christian University for Australia initiative is the physical manifestation of a great act of faith. Australia has many exceptional private Christian schools that raise up generation after generation of children who are encouraged in their strengths and equipped to live out a purpose-driven life. Sadly, the opportunity for higher Christian education is limited from this point forward. There is not a single fully-functional evangelical Christian University in Australia with a broad range of courses in fields such as
- Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics
- Business & Law
- Political Science
- Performing Arts
- Behavioural & Social Sciences
- Theology & Christian Ministry
We believe that there should be at least one fully developed evangelical Christian university among the 40 universities already within Australia. So, we're on a mission to establish a world-class Christian 'university college' that offers Certificate level awards through to Bachelor, Masters and Doctorate awards, and everything in-between, across all fields of study that any 'normal' world-class university would offer.
The value that we hold for the student as an individual will set this university apart from other existing Australian universities. We believe that every person has been created with a unique purpose. We aim to create a fertile environment for students to explore and understand how their life, not just their profession, can contribute to a meaningful society. We aim to give space to a new intellectual voice that speaks from a Christian perspective. We aim to provide an opportunity for academics and professionals from a range of fields, who share the Christian faith, to foster an intellectual community built on research and scholarship, which is engaged in public discourse for the greater good of society. We want our graduates to know, from the core of their being, that they are able to do all that they set out to do, because they were created to do just that.
The QCU Story
Three decades ago a small group of Christians envisaged a fully functional evangelical Christian University for Australia. Responding to the dream, the Queensland Christian University Ltd company was born.