at Excelsia College

Academic Research at Excelsia College

Excelsia College aspires to be a leading centre of research activity in the Private Higher Education sector. The College has current areas of research excellence in education, the social sciences, theology, organizational leadership, and the creative and performing arts.

The College retains a strong core of research-active academics who conduct the majority of its research. This core is being strategically supported and extended through the Office of the Director of Research. The Office coordinates research training and collaborative opportunities, both within the Institute and between the Institute and other Higher Education providers; and provides expertise that enables Institute academics to undertake thematic, interdisciplinary research addressing the Institute’s vision and mission.

The College’s Research Plan identifies ambitious but achievable goals, targets and strategies through which the College delivers research excellence. Excellence in research is critical in fostering our growing reputation as a quality provider of higher education, and facilitates the delivery of personal, social and spiritual dividends by directly supporting our mission to benefit the community as we equip people for Christian life and leadership in a range of influential vocations.

Research and research training are integral for Excelsia College’s plans to become a University College. The College is committed to supporting staff and student research in order to achieve that status – both for the College’s long-term interests and for the communities we serve.



Redeeming Truth and Community in the Age of Individualism

The search for meaning, theological understanding, spiritual life, and the foundation of morality in the contemporary world.

Keynote Speaker: Mike Frost

Mike Frost

Achea Conference

Purposive Formation, Pluralism and Paradigm Clash - Past and Present

With Keynote speakers:

Dr Stan Rosenberg

Dr Perry Glanzer

Dr Beth Green

Part of the Excelsia-Lumen symposium series, Excelsia College hosted a panel of international experts to present on the topic of the symposium; "THE WORLD AFTER COVID-19". This was the first in a series of symposiums which will have speakers, presenters, and discussions on a variety of contemporary topic.

The speakers were led by Professor Gael McDonald as the keynote speaker. Professor McDonald has 25 years’ experience as a senior executive in the Higher Education sector. Prior to her retirement in 2020, she has worked in the roles of Dean of Business, Vice President International, Vice President Research, at Unitec in Auckland, New Zealand; Pro Vice Chancellor of Business and Law at Deakin University in Melbourne, Australia and President and General Director of RMIT Vietnam in Ho Chi Min City, Vietnam.

The rest of the speakers were from RMIT University in Vietnam, Hinrich Foundation in Hong Kong and our own Professor Ian Eddie, Dr Maureen Miner Bridges and Dr Abbott Haron. The speakers covered many relevant areas related to the main topic, like 'The Behavioural Implications of COVID-1',‘Graduate Level Research Contributions to Current Events, 'Stranded Assets: Economic Valuation of Assets Post-COVID-19’, ‘Spirituality and the Human Response to COVID-19’, ‘Major Technological Trends and Shifts Accelerated by the COVID-19 Crises’, ‘Will Trade Become More Sustainable in the Post-COVID-19 World?’ and ‘Global re-set? Politics and Economics in the Wake of the Pandemic’.