As a society, we are experiencing extraordinary change and over the next decade we will witness unprecedented transformations in many areas of our lives. In this time, we will also no longer be a “young’ university as we celebrate our 50th anniversary in 2025. This era demands a new response, a brave and confident response to lead and shape this change.
Our purpose is to inspire a better future through education, research and partnership.
In 2018 a diverse group of over 100 members of the UOW community deeply considered how we could lead and shape our future over the next decade. We developed creative and ambitious ideas to harness the opportunities our changing environment may provide. We synthesised these ideas into our 2030 and Beyond Green Paper, released in 2018. In 2019 we held two forums with senior staff and Council to build these ideas into core concepts for our future.
We crafted the outcomes of this consultation into this, our 2030 and Beyond White Paper. This White Paper is our strategic intent and it will guide us through the next decade. It will be our constant over this time, steering our direction, providing flexibility for new opportunities and guiding the development of our five-year strategic, education, research, and partnership plans.
The passion, pride and commitment of our people has created our 2030 and beyond aspiration captured in this White Paper. We look forward to a purposeful future.
Professor Paul Wellings CBE
University of Wollongong