Canberra city has two main tertiary institutions are the Australian National University (ANU) in Acton and the University of Canberra (UC) in Bruce. The ANU was established has a strong research focus and is ranked among the best Universities in the world in The Times Higher Education Supplement and the Shanghai Jiao Tong World University Rankings. ANU College and UC College, which are both on campus, cater for overseas students that seek pathways to the mainstream campus programs. Signadou, named after the "Sign of God" (Signe de Dieu), in the North Canberra suburb of Watson is a campus of the Australian Catholic University (ACU National). It offers programs in arts, education, educational leadership, religious education, philosophy, social work, theology and youth studies.
The Australian Defence Force also runs the Australian Defence College with two campuses, Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA) in Campbell and the other near Weston which provides education for senior members of the forces. ADFA teaches military undergraduates and postgraduates and is a campus of the University of New South Wales.
Tertiary level vocational education is available through the multi-campus Canberra Institute of Technology. In addition to its comprehensive schooling system, Department Education and Training's International Education Unit offers a range of special programs designed for international students attending Canberra schools. Best of all Canberra educational institutions work together to offer several pathways to reaching your goal of international education excellence via camberra schools, institutionns of technology or university colleges. matched with its range of quality universities that collectively offer choice, convenience and advancement in all fields, research, applied research, spiritual values and international strategic studies.