A public university in Victoria, Australia, Deakin University was established in 1974 with the enactment of the Deakin University Act, 1974. It aspires to combine rigor and excellence in their research with outstanding teaching and a strong focus on the communities they serve.
The university is named after the 2nd premiere of Australia. Deakin University was founded in 1974 with a goal of widening access to the university study, particularly through the provision of distance education programs. It enrolled its first students at Waurn Ponds in 1977. Since then, it has gone on to lead globally in digital learning technologies.