Toward 2032

UQ Strategic Plan 2022-2025

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Our vision

Knowledge leadership for a better world.

Our mission

Our core purpose is to deliver for the public good through excellence in education, research and engagement with our communities and partners: local, national and global.

UQ values

Our values guide our behaviour and provide the foundation of our culture.

In this Strategic Plan, we are announcing a refreshed set of UQ values that articulate what we strive for, how we work together, and our commitment to discovering and sharing truth:

Creativity, Excellence, Truth, Integrity, Courage and Respect and Inclusivity.


View our refreshed values ›

Domains UQ’s strategic priorities for 2022–2025 have been developed around three domains that reflect the core purpose of the University

Learning and
student experience

At UQ, we offer rich and varied educational experiences that are designed to foster a sense of belonging, while equipping our students to be leaders within their field with the agility to thrive in a global environment.

Research and

Through our commitment to conducting brilliant discovery research and collaborating with our partners to translate our research discoveries, we seek to not only create new knowledge but share it in ways that enrich our communities, our economy and the environment.

Enriching our

We seek to enrich communities here in Queensland, and around the world. Our commitments to leading reconciliation, global development and capacity building, broadening access to education and leveraging our research impact to strengthen the economy demonstrate just some of the ways in which we will deliver for the public good.

Enablers Underpinning our domains, our three fundamental enablers will support our ambitions to deliver on UQ’s core purpose.

Our global profile

It is implicit in our vision, ‘knowledge leadership for a better world’, that UQ seeks to have a global impact. In collaboration with a range of international partners, we offer our students a global educational experience, undertake development initiatives and research that has international impact, and deliver a UQ education to learners from broad and diverse backgrounds.

Strategies and measures of success


Our people

Our success as a university is determined by our ability to attract and retain highly talented, committed people who are leaders in their field. For this reason, we are intent on embedding a supportive and inclusive culture built around UQ’s values, where the many talents, passions and perspectives of our staff and alumni are encouraged and nurtured.

Strategies and measures of success


Securing our future

To achieve our mission of ‘delivering for the public good’, we need to first ensure that UQ is securely positioned for the future. That involves diversifying the University’s revenue base, building an endowment fund and investing purposefully in the infrastructure, systems, people and partnerships that will enrich the student experience and broaden the impact of our research.

Strategies and measures of success

Alignment with QLD Government objectives for the community

This Strategic Plan clearly aligns the future of The University of Queensland with the Queensland Government objectives for the community. We are committed to investing in skills through the provision of quality education and experiences that will equip our students to be leaders and innovators throughout their careers.

This will include careers in frontline services such as health and education, key industries for Queensland such as infrastructure, agriculture, resources, tourism, developing small business opportunities through entrepreneurship and adaptability, and creating impactful solutions to protect the health and natural environment of our state.

The Queensland Commitment reaffirms our position as The University for Queensland, and includes a pledge to provide greater opportunities for all Queenslanders to access a UQ education.