CSU's commitment to preparing graduates to be industry-ready upon graduation is evident in our consistent high rankings for graduate outcomes. The University's focus on high quality teaching and learning has also contributed to this success, with a number of staff receiving excellence awards. In addition, CSU leads the way in various fields of research, on-campus accommodation, and environmentally sustainable practices, winning international and national awards. These are just some areas where CSU excels nationally and internationally.
CSU has a strong history of producing graduates who achieve success in their chosen industries with a current graduate employment rate that is 12% above the national average. Recent survey results include:
CSU's 170,000 graduates are valued by employers for their highly relevant and adaptable skills, developed as a result of CSU's collaboration with industry and the professions.
The CSU student experience is enhanced by highly qualified and recognised teaching staff. In 2014, the Australian Government's Office of Learning and Teaching awarded CSU staff with the prestigious:
In 2015, a CSU team of staff were awarded a Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning in recognition for their significant contribution to the quality of student learning through innovatively transforming the inter-cultural competence of student teachers.
In 2015 the Australian Research Council's Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) initiative awarded Charles Sturt University world-standard or above in five broad fields of research including:
CSU had 16 specific fields of research evaluated at world standard or above including Curriculum and Pedagogy (within Education) and Applied Ethics (within Philosophy and Religious Studies) ranked as above world standard, and Horticultural Production (within Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences) ranked as well above world standard.
CSU was awarded the Australasian Association of College and University Housing Officers (AACUHO) 'Operation of the Year' in 2014.
CSU has been widely recognised for its commitment to sustainability, and action to become a leader in the field. CSU's awards include:
CSU's innovative Albury-Wodonga Campus has also been recognised as a world leading example of environmentally sustainable features, including energy efficient building designs, and onsite waste and water management systems.
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