The UQ Global Strategy is underpinned by five key objectives that will require a whole-of-institution approach to global partnerships and a commitment to delivering global outcomes.
1. Be consistently recognised as one of the world’s leading universities
Our ambition is that our global impact will be reflected in a consistent ranking of UQ as one of the world’s top 50 universities. To achieve this, UQ will continue to address the challenges of attracting and retaining the best minds to work with us and increased competition for research funds. We will do this by enhancing opportunities for meaningful and strategic collaborative activities with global partners, engaging with industry and alumni and by continuing to leverage UQ’s strengths.
2. Have a highly strategic global footprint
We aim to grow our global presence by strengthening our multilateral relationships with partner institutions and industry in areas of research strength. We will develop our offshore presence where it enhances our profile and supports our strategic goals. We will leverage the existing networks of our regional offices, institutes and joint research laboratories working across the globe to support this objective.
3. Strengthen UQ’s global profile
We will focus on building greater global awareness of UQ in order to provide the best opportunities for our staff and students and to position UQ as a destination of choice for the world’s best and brightest. We will consider our research strengths and focus our resources on leveraging these in order to contribute the greatest value globally. We will build on our global reputation in key areas of national and international significance, such as energy, sustainability, water, health, food security and social equity, through an emphasis on high-quality, interdisciplinary global collaboration.
4. Attract the best students from around the world
We aim to attract the best students to UQ from around the world and have a diverse student cohort that reflects a globalised society. Our approach will include sustained engagement with global sponsoring agencies to ensure that we attract the brightest international students who may be otherwise prevented from studying at UQ. We will continue to develop innovative pathway models to attract talented students. We will provide enhanced academic experiences combined with Work Integrated Learning, increase program diversity and internationalisation of the curriculum, and embrace digital disruption through the creative use of blended and online learning.
5. Create opportunities for all students to participate in international experiences
We will focus on creating opportunities for all students to participate in a broad range of physical and virtual mobility experiences. This will include strengthening relationships with industry partners to offer international internships and ensure our graduates are prepared for global careers. We will take a strategic approach to mobility that supports our global footprint and partnership aspirations. We will provide globalised learning experiences, especially those that encourage students to be exposed to and contribute positively towards social and global issues such as poverty, public health and environmental challenges. To maximise opportunities for students, we will seek to leverage government funding and international partnerships.