Our strategy is simple: to create a place where the best researchers and most promising students can achieve their full potential.
We want to return to our historic position as indisputably the best university in the nation, and arguably the best in the region.
No matter what course you’re studying, what faculty you work for, or how you’re involved with the University, our strategy is relevant to you.
The University's strategic plan is more than a high-level document for our governing bodies and senior management. It is the roadmap to achieving our shared vision.
In 2015 we are developing our 2016-20 Strategic Plan, informed by a wide-ranging consultation with our staff, students and other key stakeholders.
We want to build on the foundations of the 2011–15 plan so that in the next five years we can focus on returning to our historic position as indisputably the best university in the nation, and among the best in the region.
Two discussion papers are currently open for comment. One paper released on 17 September considers how our workplace and organisational culture can enable excellence right across the University. A subsequent paper released on 30 September considers our organisational design and how it supports excellence in research and education.
Discussion paper: Improving our organisational design
Discussion paper: A culture built on our values
We're using QuestionPro to gather feedback on these discussion papers (a third-party website that the University regularly uses to gather feedback and to conduct surveys).
Our current strategic plan is based around 17 key initiatives developed through a collaborative process with our students, staff and other stakeholders.
The plan is supporting our response to the challenges, opportunities and threats faced by the University in an increasingly competitive higher education landscape.
Key initiatives have included:
You can download the full 2011–15 Strategic Plan (1.6 MB PDF) to find out more.
If you would like more information, you can also download a white paper (2.8MB PDF), published at the same time as the strategic plan to provide additional context, as well as a green paper (900KB PDF) that we used to support a University-wide conversation during the development of the plan.
Wingara Mura-Bunga Barrabugu is our strategic commitment to building opportunity, capability and rights for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and for valuing Indigenous culture at our University.