Social Innovation

CQUniversity wants to change the world for the better – and through social innovation, our students, staff, academics, and communities are all driving the transformation.

A new short course taking your idea to impact

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iActivate Social Enterprise Short Course Transcript

Have an idea that could change the world? Want to create sustainable solutions for the issues in your community or sector?

CQUniversity and impact-led business Impact Boom are collaborating to offer iActivate – a self-paced, ultra-flexible and affordable online short course, to guide aspiring and early-stage social entrepreneurs from idea to impact.

Build your skills, reputation and reach in the social enterprise sector, and enrol in iActivate now.

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We’re leading the nation in social innovation!

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In 2020, CQUniversity has again been named an Ashoka U Changemaker Campus, still the first and only Australian university to achieve membership of the exclusive global network committed to social innovation, enterprise and impact.

The re-accreditation recognises the past three years of diverse and creative changemaker education at CQUniversity, that’s equipped more than 5000 participants to drive positive change in their world.

To explore some of the social innovation programs and impacts that supported our re-accreditation, please visit the CQUniNews coverage.

Embedding social innovation principles across our five schools, and at all our campuses and study centres, we work with government, industry, business and community to empower students to solve real-life challenges locally and internationally.

These opportunities have been developed alongside a range of social innovation qualifications, and within transformational projects for our regions.

In 2017, CQUniversity took its social innovation agenda global, joining Ashoka U, an exclusive international network of universities committed to social innovation, entrepreneurship and impact.

The first and only Australian university to achieve Ashoka U membership, CQUniversity is best-placed to focus its research, education and training activities on growing social, economic and inter-generational impact across a national footprint.

To grow your engagement with social innovation at CQUniversity, visit our pages for students, staff, alumni and community, and get ready to start changing the world!

Download the iChange brochure

Download the Social Innovation Education Strategy

Download the 2019 Annual Report

Social Innovation News