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.

Become a Changemaker Transcript

Embedding social innovation principles and practice across our education, training and research, we work with government, industry, business and community to empower people to solve real-life challenges.

In 2017, CQUniversity took our social innovation agenda global, as Australia’s first Changemaker university with Ashoka U, an international network of universities committed to social innovation, entrepreneurship and impact.

And in 2021, we became Australia’s first and only social enterprise university, certified by Social Traders.

A social enterprise is a business that operates for social, community and environmental benefit, and CQUniversity achieves this impact as Australia’s most inclusive, accessible, supportive and socially innovative university.

Study with CQUniversity and build your changemaker career.
Partner with CQUniversity and grow your social impact.
Because social impact is at the heart of CQUniversity.

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Social Innovation News

Set yourself up to stand out as a passionate and determined changemaker. At CQU you give yourself the best chance to connect with experts in the field, and liaise with inspiring figures to help take you on your own journey to success.

Ashlyn Forsaith

CQU Change Champion