Strategic Plan 2016-2020

Annabelle DuncanI am pleased to present the new Strategic Plan for UNE 2016 – 2020: Together, we can do this.

This is the second Strategic Plan developed by the University and we have made great progress since the implementation of the original plan rolled out in 2011.

The new Strategic Plan promises a bold, creative and innovative research culture at UNE, seeking ways to diversify and grow the university’s income base.

Enrolment numbers continue to rise, particularly for students studying via distance. Our quality has been endorsed through the attainment of consistent 5-star ratings. Our latest ‘Excellence in Research for Australia’ (ERA) results have demonstrated significant improvement across the university, with 40 of our disciplines performing at world standard or above.

While Australia’s rate of research-industry collaboration is the lowest amongst OECD countries, UNE’s track-record places us right at the heart of the economic viability of Australian universities. As one of Australia’s leading higher education institutions of research commercialisation, UNE is positioned to continue this innovative charge.

We welcome recent calls for innovation and increased industry collaborations. This is at the heart of what makes us great. These kinds of opportunities set us apart from our counterparts as we can also offer our students ‘real-world’ experiences that cannot be found at just any university.

As we look ahead to 2020, UNE will continue its quest to further build on our strengths and become the University of Choice, for students and researchers alike.

- Professor Annabelle Duncan, Vice Chancellor and CEO