Strategic Objectives

The University of Queensland will:

  • ensure that its academic aims and aspirations are supported by highly effective management structures, policies, practices and systems and that all aspects of the University are administered in a highly professional and client-focussed manner;
  • devolve the management of resources to the most effective level;
  • encourage and support all parts of the University to attract an increasing proportion of funding from non-government sources;
  • provide an appropriate physical environment and maintain it to high aesthetic, functional and safety standards;
  • provide high quality teaching facilities with particular attention to the needs of students, and improve utilisation by better management;
  • maintain leading edge information technology support services and infrastructure;
  • ensure that the seven academic faculties, their departments, schools and centres, and the key academic support and administrative services take responsibility for translating University-wide aims, aspirations and commitments into appropriate strategic objectives and operational priorities; and
  • build and strengthen its profile and relationships with prospective students and staff, business, government, the professions, its alumni and the community at large through coordinated University-wide marketing, communication and development programs and activities.

Operational Priorities

  • acquire and implement new support systems for student administration and research services;
  • rationalise activities to allow support to be provided for growth and development of strategic strengths and to ensure that the University's resources are used as effectively as possible in support of its Strategic Objectives;
  • ensure equality of opportunity through a positive and pro-active affirmative action program;
  • provide development and training opportunities to assist staff in their professional development and to improve the University's organisational efficiency and effectiveness;
  • secure development funds from external sources of at least $100 million in the period 2000-2004 for projects associated with the University's strategic objectives;
  • increase the proportion of the University's income which is additional to the Commonwealth Government operating grant to 55% of total income by 2004, from the 1998 level of 47.7%;
  • ensure that faculties, central services and the central administration develop and maintain five year strategic plans; and
  • develop, implement and maintain a comprehensive public relations and marketing plan.