Strategy and research

The University of Sydney is a place where we encourage individual researchers to pursue their own lines of enquiry. As part of our 2011–15 Strategic Plan, we are also working to enhance our institutional ability to invest strategically in research and education projects of national, regional and international importance – by developing better governance, encouraging more cross-disciplinary activity, and providing greater support and career development.

To promote a cross-University approach, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research now agrees annual ‘compact agreements’ to align central research support (services and programs) with faculty research strategies.

The agreements provide a customised package of additional and targeted services and funding to help faculties develop and strengthen their research strategy, and also foster research excellence across the University. Each compact sets out key agreements for services and programs and measurable outcomes sought from the investments.

University of Sydney Health and Medical Research Strategic Review

The Health and Medical Research Strategic Review was initiated to ensure the University is well-placed to advance our interests and continue to hold our strong position in health and medical research. The final report, developed by an independently chaired advisory committee following extensive consultation across the University and health and medical sectors, recommends strategies for advancing the University’s research in the health and medical disciplines.

The report's Executive Summary is available online, while the entire report can be downloaded as a PDF.