The world is changing faster than ever. By pursuing excellence in discovery, learning and engagement, The University of Queensland (UQ) is committed to meeting this pace by transforming our successes into far-reaching benefits for people globally.
In our increasingly globalised world, connectedness is vital for an institution such as UQ. Our Global Strategy positions us to become Australia’s most globally connected university, developing our international influence and maintaining our ranking as one of the world’s top 50 universities*.
UQ’s Global Strategy is primarily driven by three of UQ’s six foundations for future success. These include:
UQ equips graduates with the skills, insight and experience to thrive in the international sphere, coupled with employers’ conviction that UQ graduates are recognised worldwide as “must have” employees. Student (and staff) mobility also contributes to greater diversity, understanding, awareness and cross-cultural affinity, which may in turn improve national and international prosperity and security through strengthened relations.
UQ’s research community excels, delivering cutting-edge research that contributes timely solutions to global challenges and inequalities for the benefit of communities worldwide, in tandem with esteemed public and private global partners. The strategy enables opportunities for international research partnerships with other world-class institutions, which can be leveraged to secure further international research funding and attract the best minds to work with us.
By continuing to foster and develop key research partnerships and strategic alliances with international institutions and organisations, UQ and its global partners worldwide will mutually benefit from increased academic, research and reputational reach. Partnerships improve productivity, maximise access to finite government and institutional funding sources and costly high-quality research infrastructure and equipment, and offer mutual benefits for industry partners who gain access to an international network of knowledge perspectives.
The direction and scope of UQ’s Global Strategy are shaped by a number of international drivers and the global priorities of the UQ Strategic Plan 2014–2017, and as such are integral to pursuing UQ’s overarching vision.
I look forward to the continued development of our global partnerships and impact, where we can leverage our global connections to create positive change for communities around the world.
*UQ is ranked 46th in the 2015-16 QS World University Rankings and 45th in the 2015 Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers for World Universities.