Throughout its history of almost a century, The University of Queensland has shared with the world's great universities the enduring values of creating and transmitting knowledge, the passionate and disinterested pursuit of truth, maintenance of the highest standards of teaching, research and scholarship and the enhancement of society's core values.

As Queensland's first and pre-eminent university, the University of Queensland is one of only three Australian foundation members of the multi-national Universitas 21 group of world-class, comprehensive and research-intensive universities, which is committed to benchmarking all aspects of its operations against the highest international standards of practice.

While committed to maintaining a diverse and principled scholarly community of outstandingly able and ethical staff and students, the University's operations are informed constantly by dynamic and intelligent change. In a context of unprecedented competitiveness, uncertainty and change, The University of Queensland seeks to identify and develop new and appropriate strategic priorities in teaching and research, in the development, management and diversification of our resource base and in the use of new technologies to provide world-class infrastructures for our teaching, research, management and support services. The University's Strategic Initiatives Fund is playing an increasingly crucial role in helping achieve new priorities across a wide range of activities by leveraging very significant sources of new funding.

New, world-class research institutes and centres, the continuing development of innovative new programs, courses and pedagogies and an abiding commitment to enhanced levels of quality assurance and accountability reflect some of the ways in which The University of Queensland seeks to honour its responsibilities both to its own community and to the wider communities with which we interact.