Strategy and planning

Strategy and planning

  • Framing of Futures

    A Framing of Futures defines the long term aspirations for Macquarie University and the elements that will make its impact truly distinctive in Australia and around the world.

  • Operating Plan 2020-24

    Sitting under the A Framing of Futures strategic framework, the Operating Plan prioritises the University’s endeavours in the short to mid-term under six distinctive themes.

Macquarie University in a new decade

Our Shared Ambition

Macquarie University is a university of service and engagement.

We prepare our students for successful futures in a demanding, dynamic, uncertain yet exciting world.

We prepare our graduates to:

  • Excel in demanding jobs
  • Face the dynamic world with confidence
  • Tackle uncertainty with optimism
  • Seize opportunity to be innovators

They do this through:

  • Knowing the power of connection
  • Experiencing the rigour of deep thinking
  • Seeing the power of community and collaboration in solving problems
  • Engaging in a contemporary educational experience

Our research deepens knowledge and delivers impact for communities small and large, near and far, in a complex and ever-changing world.

Our focus is on:

  • Deepening understanding and creation of new knowledge
  • Maximising impact to benefit society
  • Collaboration and partnership to harness the power of connection
  • Preparing research graduates for productive, diverse and exciting careers

Our commitment to the future

We aspire to be:

Renowned for graduate employability, putting students and their success first by leveraging our deep industry connections to deliver an outstanding student experience combined with innovative learning & teaching and coursework suite design centred on employability.

Sustainably ranked in the top 200 and on a trajectory to be among the top 150 universities in the world through a continued focus on multidisciplinary research, investment in defined research areas and training, and an acceleration of growth and diversification in sources of external income.

An employer of choice who recruits, retains and develops the highest-performing academic and professional staff, who through our collaborative and collegial culture, are nurtured to seize opportunities.  We have a heightened emphasis on performance, professional development and adaptability to meet the ever-changing requirements of the communities we serve.

Known globally for our deep connections between students, academics, industry, society and global partners that defies the traditional boundaries of academia to effect change.

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