Strategic priorities: real-world solutions
Our strong shared identity binds our broad range of academic disciplines together as a single university community and shapes our strategy.
Through our Strategic Plan 2011–15 we aim to strengthen our ability to enable the brightest researchers and the most promising students, whatever their social or cultural background, to thrive and realise their full potential to benefit both Australia and the wider world.
Watch our video about our researchers and how their collaborative work is delivering real-world solutions that will contribute to the communities we serve. They are improving health, supporting the environment, providing new opportunities and changing our understanding of culture, economics and politics. This is work not just of excellence, but of impact.
We have a range of strategic objectives, with particular focus on a small number of areas that reach across academic disciplines to deliver leadership and change in areas of national and international importance.
Solutions for a healthier world
The Charles Perkins Centre aims to address the pressing problems of obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease: the leading causes of mortality and disease burden in Australia.
A unique collaboration across all of our faculties, centre members aim to turn their academic discoveries into solutions that transform how people around the world eat, live and work.
Working with our regional neighbours
Experts from across the University are building partnerships to help us better understand how Australia's neighbours impact on local, regional and global affairs.
They are exploring new insights in areas as diverse as law and business, environmental and health studies, and archaeology and ancient history.
Our academic and teaching excellence has always been founded on principles of diversity and equity. Diversity makes good ideas better and enriches our University community.
Find out how we are building partnerships to attract promising students from all backgrounds, and investing time and money into making sure they are properly supported while they study.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander strategy
Wingara Mura – Bunga Barrabugu is our commitment to make a difference in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education, research and engagement right across the University.
It sets out detailed initiatives that renew our efforts to ensure Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have opportunities to join one of Australia's best universities, and to succeed.