A message from the Vice-Chancellor
2010 was a pivotal year for the University in which we laid down our strategic plan for the next five years.
The plan reflects our vision for the University as an institution in which students and researchers have a sense of belonging to a single community of scholars, of being engaged together in learning and enquiry, and in which excellence in research and education is prized because of the benefits it creates for Australia and the wider world. In this vision, our community of scholars is marked by its diversity, by its global orientation, and by its commitment to working in partnership with Indigenous Australia.
This year’s edition of Sydney Annual demonstrates to me how our donors are already helping us to achieve this vision. It highlights just a few of the many gifts that are already helping to drive the University forward, and will continue to help us far into the future, increasing the breadth and intensity of our enquiry and ensuring we attract and support the most promising students from all backgrounds.
Sydney is immensely fortunate to have a large and growing number of supporters who believe in our vision and purpose. It gives me great pleasure to be able to thank all of our 8700-plus donors, on behalf of those who have benefited from your support. Your generosity and foresight is core to our University and its achievements.
Dr Michael Spence
Vice-Chancellor and Principal