Our University

For the Public Good

We are a university of the land and people of our regions. True to the character of regional Australia we have gumption, we have soul and we collaborate with others.

We develop holistic, far-sighted people who help their communities grow and flourish.

The Wiradjuri phrase yindyamarra winhanganha means the wisdom of respectfully knowing how to live well in a world worth living in.

This phrase represents who we are at Charles Sturt University – our ethos. It comes from traditional Indigenous Australian knowledge, but it also speaks to the mission of universities – to develop and spread wisdom to make the world a better place.

Harnessing technology, we thrive as a distributed yet connected community, welcoming and engaging with people across Australia and the world.

University Strategy

Our University Strategy 2030 will guide our ten-year journey towards a vision to be Australia’s leading regional university, advancing the careers of our students, inspiring research excellence and driving regional outcomes with global impact.

See our Strategy

Our history
Our ethos
Our mascot

Our mascot

Hello Charlie! Charlie the Cockatoo is proud to join Charles Sturt University. Charlie is an Australian native, perfectly at home in urban or regional environments, and very familiar with Charles Sturt University's regional footprint.

First Nations Success Awards

First Nations Success Awards

First Nations student and staff awards nominations open Monday 23 August and close Friday 3 September.

Infographic - Highest Graduate employment rate in the country

Important dates

Date Name Description
16 April 2024

2024 Graduation Ceremonies (April-June)

Graduation Ceremonies will be held across our regional campus locations during this time.

For specific ceremony details and information about applying to graduate, please see this page about Graduation.

31 May 2024

2024 S1 GRADUATION Deadline to Graduate with a Lower Award or request Major/Minor/Specialisation/Joint Study

Graduating soon? Check your course/award details are correct before completing your expected final teaching period of study:

Considering graduating with a lower award?

Need to submit a request to have joint study or a specialisation added to your award name?

Want to nominate a major/minor for your course?

The deadline to finalise these course/award details is before the start of the exam period in your last teaching period of study, prior to completing your course.

31 May 2024

2024 Session 1 On Campus Classes End

Session code: 202430

Last day of Classes for Session 1

Publications and Policy

Following our commitment to sustainability, we are minimising our printed publications and providing these online.

Our Leadership Team

Our insightful leadership and forward-thinking governance is helping to create the world we want to live in.

Working at Charles Sturt

The diversity, passion and engagement of our staff is integral to our success.