Our strategy

The University of Sydney is a large and diverse institution with a broad range of disciplines and a strong shared identity that binds us together as a community and shapes our strategy.

This website provides information about our strategic goals for the five years to 2015. You can also read about the way we developed those goals and our progress towards achieving them.

At the heart of our strategy is our shared common purpose to create and sustain a university in which, for the benefit of both Australia and the wider world, the brightest researchers and the most promising students, whatever their social or cultural background, can thrive and realise their full potential.

On this website you can read the full Strategic Plan 2011–2015 and the accompanying White Paper, which provides context and commentary, as well as the University of Sydney Green Paper (a March 2010 consultative document that set out initial proposals).

A message from the Vice-Chancellor and Principal

The Vice-Chancellor and Principal, Dr Michael Spence, recorded the following video to accompany the release of the White Paper and Strategic Plan in August 2010.

1:31 minutes Download video (MP4, 4.3MB)