1. WHAT IS DŪCERE?
Dūcere publishes the most innovative course curriculum accredited by and delivered in partnership with universities in Australia and abroad including the University of Canberra; ranked in the top 5% of the universities worldwide and the University of Mauritius; the oldest and largest university in Mauritius. Our undergraduate and postgraduate degrees combine comprehensively developed content with the insights of our Global Leaders Faculty. The faculty includes some of the world’s most eminent leaders in government, business and academia to provide students with valuable real-world insights and empower them with the tools to develop their professional future.
An allocation of Dūcere’s profits go towards funding the Dūcere Foundation, which promotes education to children in Africa in partnership with governments, universities, philanthropic leaders and businesses.
2. WHO IS BEHIND DŪCERE?
Dūcere was founded by Melbourne-based entrepreneur, lawyer and philanthropist Mathew Jacobson. As a thought leader on innovation within education, Mat has hosted and spoken at numerous academic and business events including chairing the 2014 ADC Forum Summit on ‘the Future of Australian Higher Education’, Harvard University, and Startup Grind. Mat is also on the Victorian Education Ministerial Advisory Roundtable.
3. WHY WAS JULIA GILLARD CHOSEN AS CHANCELLOR?
A former federal Education Minister and first female Prime Minister of Australia, Julia Gillard is now continuing her commitment to education as the Chair of the Global Partnership for Education, a movement aimed at getting the world’s poorest children into school. This is an invaluable connection for our philanthropic arm, the Dūcere Foundation, which aims to foster education in Africa.
4. HOW DO YOUR COURSES COMPARE TO A TRADITIONAL UNIVERSITY?
Dūcere provides a bridge between academia and the business world. Our courses foster innovation and entrepreneurship, and give students the skills to succeed in the workplace and build their professional future. The flexibility of online-based study allows our students to manage their educational journey with their professional and personal lives.
Dūcere provides unique access to our Global Leaders Faculty, which includes some of the world’s most successful leaders in government, business and academia. (For example, former Prime Minister John Howard, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, former CIA Director David Petraeus and Treasury Secretary John Fraser).
5. IS DŪCERE A REGULATED ACADEMIC INSTITUTION?
Dūcere courses are regulated by each of our university partners. Dūcere, as an organisation is a content publisher and therefore not listed with regulatory bodies such as the Tertiary Education Quality Standards Agency (TEQSA), or the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA). However, all of our courses are regulated by these industry bodies through our academic partners. Our partners have taken the necessary steps to ensure our content and practices are compliant with their regulations.
6. HOW DO I APPLY?
Dūcere follows a strict enrolment process for all students. Students applying for a course through Ducere must complete all the necessary steps of the application process, then the application will be reviewed by our university partner who will issue the enrolment notification outcome.