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Bond University

As Australia’s first private non-profit university, Bond University seeks to be recognised internationally as a leading independent university, imbued with a spirit to innovate, a commitment to influence and a dedication to inspire tomorrow’s professionals who share a personalised and transformational student experience.

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Medicine & Health (2)
Computer Science & IT (1)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (1)
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (1)
Social Sciences (1)

About

History

On May 15, 1989, Bond University welcomed its first cohort of 322 students at its brand new, state-of-the-art campus on Queensland’s Gold Coast.The vision for Australia’s first private, not-for-profit university, was to provide an exclusive educational experience consisting of the highest international standards, under the tutelage of the country’s leading academics.

Education

  • Our students are at the heart of everything we do. Throughout your degree, you’ll have personal support every step of the way, from your lecturers and tutors through to support services like the Career Development Centre. This support will allow you to tailor your time at Bond to your unique needs, goals and plans.
  • Our accelerated, three-semester-per-year timetable means you will finish your degree sooner and be earning an income up to a year ahead of graduates from other universities, giving you a head start on career progression and promotions.  

Research

  • From health and medical exploration to real-world big data applications, Bond’s research portfolio reflects the University’s spirit of innovation, entrepreneurship and independence.  
  • Our community of researchers represents a cross-section of accomplished professionals in their chosen field; attracted to Bond by the focused support and resources available to our research academics and students.
  • Working in partnership with fellow academics, practitioners and students, they are connected to a global research network, striving to know better so that we can do better. 

Services

Housing services

  • Bond University Student Housing caters for both domestic and international students. You may be far from home but you will never feel alone, surrounded by fellow students who are also getting used to life away from their families.
  • We offer a range of housing options on campus which includes a compulsory dining plan. This makes it easy to live and study on the Gold Coast. You have the choice of private or shared rooms, sharing all the fun of student housing life with your fellow roommates.
  • For those wanting more independence, there are a range of off-campus accommodation options within walking distance to Bond, as the University is located in the middle of a genuine residential suburb. 

Library services

Bond University Library provides customer-focused, quality innovative services, information resources and programs to support the teaching, learning and research needs of the University community in three locations and through its online services.

Student Life

Campus life

  • Bond University's Gold Coast location stretches across 50 hectares (123 acres) of magnificent sandstone Faculty buildings, student facilities, cafes, restaurants, shops, landscaped gardens, sporting fields, bushland and a saltwater lake.
  • The central focus is a soaring four-storey arch, designed by Arata Isozaki, the international Pritzker Architecture Prize-winning Japanese architect.
  • Beneath the Arch, at the very heart of Bond, is a 6.5m stainless steel sculpture, Limitless. Unveiled during the University’s 30th anniversary in 2019, it is inscribed with the names of every Bond graduate from our opening in 1989 up to the 30-year mark – all 26,727 of them. 

Sports facilities

  • The Sports Centre

Located on our main campus, the Sports Centre is a fully equipped gym that can be used for free by all current students. Featuring cutting-edge facilities, including cardio and strength equipment, free weights, a boxing gym, TRX and more, the Sports Centre is a hub of activity on any given day. A number of group fitness classes are held every day, and include everything from low-impact aerobics and yoga to boxing, high intensity training and more.

Student clubs

The Bond University Student Association (BUSA) is your student organisation and provides services to the broader student community. BUSA's mission is to make student life at Bond more rewarding - ranging from enhancing academic pursuits, facilitating sporting involvement and satisfying social necessities. BUSA is a voluntary, apolitical group of elected students here to represent you and help you make the most of your time at Bond.

Accreditation

Bond University | AACSB Accredited.

Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

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