Strategic Plan 2018 – 2021

The University of Queensland’s Strategic Plan 2014-2017 finishes at the end of this year. Over the past year The University’s Vice Chancellors Committee and University Senior Management Group have been developing the short and long term direction of the University. Through various forums and retreats, consultation sessions have also been held with the University Senate, Heads of School and Directors of Central areas.

This process has been framed by our existing Vision, Mission and Values, and it is important to note that valuable work has already been undertaken to develop and launch the Student Strategy in 2016. This strategy and the St Lucia Masterplan will not be revisited. The new strategic plan will incorporate key elements of these documents and embody their principles.

The new university wide strategy will be firmly focussed on our long term goals to:

  • Transform students into game changing graduates who make outstanding contributions and address complex issues with a global perspective
  • Deliver globally significant solutions to challenges and opportunities by generating new knowledge and partnered innovation
  • Develop a diverse community of knowledge seekers and leaders who use collaborative partnerships to connect and co-create


The importance of collaboration will be elevated in the new strategic plan, forming a strong theme in UQ’s strategy. It is integral to everything we do. To reach our long term academic aspirations it is vital that we embrace a One UQ culture to improve internal collaboration and draw on the extensive range of strengths across UQ. We must also build stronger external partnerships to work closely with government, industry and community to ensure our teaching and research has impact and meets external expectations.

Reflecting this inclusive approach, input from across the University and the wider community is welcomed to further shape the Strategic Plan 2018 – 2021. The consultation process provides an opportunity for all members of our UQ community and key external stakeholder groups to provide feedback on a series of specific questions. We encourage everyone to participate in this process. To facilitate this, a consultation paper will be released in early July, with community wide feedback received until August 7.

To commence this process, the Provost will lead three campus forums to outline the University’s direction, priorities and challenges, and to take questions from staff in attendance. These forums will also be live-streamed (and made available for viewing after the event), for University staff at other locations or for those unable to attend in person. The below links will be activated at the time of each session.



Herston Campus:
watch live-stream
Date: Tuesday 11 July 2017
Time: 12.45pm for 1.00pm – 2.30pm
Venue: Room 4401, Oral Health Centre (0883)



St Lucia Campus:
watch live-stream
Date: Wednesday 12 July 2017
Time: 2.00pm for 2.15pm – 3.30pm
Venue: Room T203, Hawken Engineering Building (50)



Gatton Campus:
watch live-stream
Date: Friday 14 July 2017
Time: 2.15pm for 2.30pm – 3.45pm
Venue: Room 103, Main Lecture Theatre (8178), UQ Gatton Campus



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