University of Queensland Annual Report for year ended December 31, 2003

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Because of the size of whole report, we have presented it in segments as follows:

Front cover

Back cover
Profile of the University of Queensland - one of the largest and most prestigious of Australia's 39 universities

Communication objectives and Contents (inside front cover)

At a glance
Our standing, our mission, our aims and commitments, and our operational priorities (page 1)

Overview of our year
Vice-Chancellor's review (page 2)
Highlights (page 3)
2003 snapshots (pages 4-5)
Five years: key statistics (page 6)

Organisation
Lines of responsibility (organisational structure: page 8)
Basis of authority: enabling legislation (page 9)
Controlled entities (page 10)

Corporate governance
Governance: overview, quality measures, ethical standards, whistleblowers, internal audit, risk management, freedom of information (pages 12-13)
Senior officers, committees (pages 14-15)
Senate: membership of the University's governing body (page 16)

Strategic direction
Mission; strategic aims, aspirations and commitments; and key operational priorities (pages 18-21)

Review of Activities
Message from the Chancellor (page 22) and contents (page 23)

Teaching and learning
Objectives, key outcomes, outlook for higher education sector and our  year ahead:
Review includes profiles of teaching (planning, evaluation, quality teaching, infrastructure including Library) and students (enrolments, graduate outcomes, response to feedback, postgraduates, innovation, global opportunities, equity and diversity, student services and plans for the year 2004 (pages 24-33)
Academic honours: world-class excellence in our student body (page 34)
Sporting honours: high-achievers in University sports (page 35)

Research and research training
Objectives, key outcomes, outlook for higher education sector and our  year ahead:
Review includes performance assessment, research income and outcomes, star projects, projects in line with national priorities, commercialisation (including new companies), postgraduate training and outcomes, infrastructure, equity and diversity, and plans for the year 2004 (pages 36-45)

Community partnerships
Objectives, key outcomes, outlook for higher education sector and our year ahead:
Review includes community links, communications, open days, school-to-university transitions, town and gown, service through teaching, sharing of expertise and resources, international service, alumni links, fundraising and plans for the year 2004 (pages 46-53)

Management and resources
Objectives, key outcomes, outlook for higher education sector and our year ahead:
Review includes systems (including IT), organisational change, personnel policies and benefits, finances, strategic planning, marketing and communications, management of physical resources, environmental management and plans for the year 2004 (pages 54-62)
Financial overview, including operating budget and total revenue/expenses (pages 58-60)
Faculties: contact details (page 62)

Index (page 63)

Glossary and list of publications (page 64)

Teaching and research sites throughout Queensland, including map (inside back cover)

Appendices detailing our annual financial statements and academic staff activity overseas are available in print form as a separate volume; please contact the University's Office of Marketing and Communications, University of Queensland, St Lucia, Brisbane 4072 (email marketing.communications@uq.edu.au).