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

2022-2025 DOMAIN

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.


Provide an experiential curriculum with local and global partners that inspires students and extends their capabilities to thrive in a global environment
Develop opportunities that give students a UQ Edge in local and global networks through experiences that foster leadership, entrepreneurship, civic duty and digital literacy
Build a digital and personalised experience that evolves to meet changing student and industry expectations and is at the forefront of pedagogies, assessment and analytics


Foster a sense of belonging and wellbeing for all learners, enriched by our vibrant campuses, rich residential options, world-class sporting facilities and highly valued student services
Launch UQ’s professional academy to deliver market responsive programs and credentials for postgraduate and lifelong learning, supported by our landmark Brisbane CBD facilities and new online platforms

2032 measures of success

No. 1 in Queensland for graduate employment outcomes three years after completion
Top 5 in Australia for sense of belonging among undergraduate students
50 per cent of bachelor’s graduates will have completed an entrepreneurship, global, volunteering or leadership experience


Double our domestic postgraduate coursework commencements
10,000 participants per year completing an executive education or short course offering
2022-2025 DOMAIN

Research and innovation

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


Implement a clear research roadmap to ensure the ongoing excellence of our world-class research capabilities, facilities and collaborative networks
Connect the strengths and leadership of our comprehensive discipline profile to deliver mission-driven research that is aligned with industry, government and community priorities
Foster mutually beneficial partnerships for research translation and commercialisation at scale, to create positive impact for our communities, the environment and economy


Support the development of our research community, including professional staff and higher degree by research students, empowering them to thrive and excel in the evolving research and innovation ecosystem
Ensure our research policies, practices and systems uphold our strong institutional commitment to trusted research and innovation

2032 measures of success

No. 1 in the national research excellence, impact and engagement assessments
Top 50 in the Aggregate Ranking of Top Universities
Attract at least 10 per cent of national funding for priority driven research and double industry and philanthropic research funding


Top 5 per cent globally for commercialisation of university IP
75 per cent of HDR graduates to complete a career development experience or industry placement
Lead the development of 10 new research partnerships that provide at least $10 million of investment per year
2022-2025 DOMAIN

Enriching our communities

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.


Through our Queensland Commitment broaden access to higher education, and work in partnership to address our state’s priorities including those relating to the health workforce and economic diversification
Ensure reconciliation is business as usual through the successful development and implementation of our Stretch Reconciliation Action Plan and support the continued development of Indigenous excellence as defined by Indigenous peoples
Harness UQ’s expertise to support Australia’s commitment to capacity building across the Indo-Pacific


Support and promote the UN Sustainable Development Goals in research, teaching, external engagement and campus operations
Nourish intellectual vitality through inclusive access to debates and public lectures, cultural events, and UQ’s museums and libraries

2032 measures of success

30 per cent of our domestic undergraduate students will come from a low socio-economic or regional/remote background
The proportion of domestic students identifying as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander will reflect the representation of people identifying as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander in Queensland
A platinum rating in the Sustainability, Tracking, Assessment and Rating System (STARS)


Recognised by Reconciliation Australia as an Elevate RAP organisation