On the 3rd of July in 1986, one of the most prominent businessmen, Alan Bond, declared his plans to create the first privately-owned and independent university in Australia located in Burleigh Forest. The Queensland government approved the Bond University Act and granted Bond University the status of an independent institution of higher education on the 23rd of April, 1987.
The school was established with 322 students on May 13th, 1989. At first, it offered undergraduate and postgraduate programs in humanities and social sciences as well as research and development, economics and law. In addition, the school is accredited by its own Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA). Additionally, the university's programs for students from abroad are affiliated with the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS).
Bond University offers an array of undergraduate and postgraduate courses that cover a variety of subjects, including accounting as well as actuarial sciences and law, as well as architecture and business, as well as arts science communications, commerce film, sports, health tourism journalism, psychology and social sciences. The school houses more than 1,000 staff members as well as more than 4000 students. Furthermore 48 percent of the students is comprised of international students. It is in collaboration with a variety of international universities such as Fudan University in China, Osaka University in Japan, Singapore Management University in Singapore, Yonsei University in South Korea, and Soochow University in Taiwan.
The campus is located on the Gold Coast in Queensland, the Bond University campus is a top-quality infrastructure that houses a variety of top-quality facilities. The campus houses high-tech computer laboratories, lecture theatres seminar and case study rooms and teaching labs. It also houses the Balnaves Foundation Multimedia Education Centre and an amphitheater that is huge. Its library, which is well-stocked John and Alison Kearney Library is home to computers, study areas, as well as study spaces. The campus has excellent dining and residential amenities with spacious accommodations on campus. There are also a range of dining options, including Pulse Café, University Club, Papyrus Cafe, Kinetic Cafe, and Don's can be found on campus. The campus also has the sports center, which offers groups of exercise as well as facilities for various kinds of sports and other activities such as boxing, aerobics, yoga, TRX and swimming, football and rugby.
The collaborations offer students the opportunities to participate in top study-abroad and exchange programs. The university also provides a variety of job opportunities for students by arranging fairs for internships and job opportunities as well as networking events and on-campus hiring events.
- When you join Bond You will not be a student in the background. You will always be visible. Your lecturers will recognize that you are there, and your instructors will spend time with you, and so your education gets the attention it deserves. This is what makes us stand out. A distinctive method of learning makes us stand out from others. This is why we have graduates that stand out above other graduates.
- Bond students aren't dispersed among the crowd. They are given individual attention. They're easily visible. They're noticeable. Both now and after graduation.
Bond University has established University Research Centres to boost the reputation of the university for its high quality research output and training in research.
Our Research Centres at the University are multidisciplinary and will greatly improve the University's research base and research income as well as reputation. We will also seek to develop strategic partnerships with other institutions of higher learning and external partners.
The school has been placed between 901 and 1,000 for 2019 and 2020 in the ARWU Shanghai University Rankings. Its QS World University Ranking has placed the university at 414 in 2021. This is only a few notches more than previous years. The global ranking service, Times Higher Education (THE) has ranked the university between 501 - 600 over the span of four years, 2017 through 2019 and 2021. While QS has a particular focus on academic Reputation (40 percent) followed by the Faculty/Student Ratio as well as Citations Per Faculty, which is 20%, Times Higher Education (THE) gives equal weight to Research, Teaching and Citations with 30 percent each.
Its US NS News & World Report - Global Universities Ranking which is specifically for those in the United States has ranked the University at 1174 in 2021. It is reported that the US News & World Report includes Global Research Reputation, Regional Research Reputation, and Number of Publications cited (12.5% each) along with other ranking variables in their methodology for ranking.