Vision & Strategic Plan

OUR VISION 2013-2018

To be a leader in ideas and solutions, a community of campuses and partners where discovery, learning and technology connect to transform people and the world
we live in.
 

OUR PURPOSE

UOW is a powerhouse of learning and teaching excellence and we assert our standing as a significant research-intensive university.

  • We aim for a position in the top 1% of world universities.
  • We aim to offer an empowering learning experience, informed by research and our external context.
  • We aim to enrich all our regional communities through a strong and connected presence.
  • We aspire to make UOW a destination university and Wollongong a university city.
     

OUR VALUES

The commitments under our 2013-18 goals endorse and promote the University's core values of:

  • Excellence through initiative, enterprise and achievements that take society forward
  • Intellectual openness and freedom of opinion
  • Integrity
  • Mutual respect and collegiality
  • Diversity of cultures, ideas and peoples
  • Indigenous perspectives and reconciliation
  • Foresight, quality and accountability as an institution
  • Community partnerships and mutual development
  • Equity and social justice 

 

OUR GRADUATES   

We aim to develop graduates who are intellectually fearless, socially connected leaders in their chosen fields and vocations.  They will be exceptional people.

  • Our graduates are creative and critical thinkers.
  • They are able to challenge and cross boundaries.
  • They are passionate, engaged and highly employable.
  • They carry UOW’s values into their workplaces and communities as responsible, tolerant and collaborative contributors. 
  • Our graduates are proud of their University and value their lifelong connection.
     

OUR GOALS

1

RESEARCH & IMPACT

Build an outstanding research community that values emerging researchers and supports research-active staff to achieve the highest quality results and disseminate their benefits to user communities.

2

LEARNING & THE STUDENT EXPERIENCE

Deliver student-centred, challenging programs to the highest standards in a technology-rich learning environment that attracts high quality students and develops all students for their graduate roles in society and the global workplace.

3

CONNECTING COMMUNITIES

Integrate teaching, research, and community and business linkages at global and regional level to enhance our research base and our contribution to student and community development.

4

STAFF & CULTURE

Foster a culture of continuous improvement by rewarding initiative, creativity and performance in an environment which develops staff and encourages the highest quality standards.

5

SUSTAINING A VIBRANT UNIVERSITY
Ensure our capacity to deliver our mission by continuing to transform and modernise systems, business processes and the built environment. 

6

CHANGE & TRANSFORMATION
Drive the standing and global recognition of UOW and its qualities through selective investments in strategic initiatives and by engaging with key supporters to deliver our long-term vision.

The Strategic Plan outlines the University’s goals, objectives and key strategies.  The Management Plans under each goal monitor operational performance.

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Last reviewed: 15 March, 2013
UOW: LEADING LOCALLY, COMPETING GLOBALLY

Awards & Rankings

  • Rank in the Top 2% of universities in the world.
  • Globally ranked as one of Australia's best modern universities
  • 5 Star Rating
  • Top 100 in the world for global graduates

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UOW at a Glance

  • 30,038 students enrolled
  • 11,631 international students
  • 2,091 full time staff
  • 9 campuses
  • 19 research strengths
  • 476 degrees

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