Its main campus in Lismore, which is home to most of its academic and research buildings – including the Law Moot Court, Nursing and Massage and Osteopathy Room, and biomechanics laboratory – as well as the majority of its student facilities. It also has branch campuses in Sydney and Melbourne for international students to study undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. Sydney is also the location of the Hotel School Sydney, partnership between Southern Cross University and Mulpha Australia that offers a bachelor’s degree in business and hotel management as well as graduate certificates, diplomas and a master’s in tourism and hotel management.
Southern Cross University is a dynamic, contemporary Australian university, proud of its reputation for quality teaching and the strength of its research achievements. The University is named after the constellation of stars that appears in the night sky of the Southern Hemisphere, which is a potent symbol in Australia’s history and also part of the national flag.
Students from more than 50 countries are attracted to study with us in Australia, and we deliver degrees with collaborators in China, Singapore, Papua New Guinea and New Zealand. Many of our degrees are available in a dynamic online form. Whether studying on-campus, online, or both, we offer exciting, contemporary and high quality learning experiences.
Southern Cross University has a growing research profile, with 24 research areas identified 'at or above world standard' in the most recent Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) national evaluation). Our research strengths include disciplines as diverse as plant genetics, zoology, geoscience, oceanography, engineering, nursing, and complementary and alternative medicine.
Specialties: Environmental Science and Engineering, Health and Human Sciences, Tourism and Hospitality, Law and Justice, Business and Information Technology, Humanities and Social Sciences, Education, Indigenous Studies, and Creative and Performing Arts