November 2019

I am pleased to share with you the new Griffith University Strategic Plan 2020-2025 – Creating a Future for All which sets out the University’s vision as it approaches its 50-year anniversary in 2025.

The strategy is the culmination of nine months of extensive consultation with alumni, staff, students and key stakeholders including industry partners, government and community. I would like to thank those of you who shared your thoughts for your passionate and considered contributions to its development.

At the heart of the strategy is a commitment by the Griffith to reinforce its position as a values-based university aligned to important societal issues such as sustainability, diversity, inclusion, and social justice. Our strong values underpin the rest of the strategy

The plan contains many exciting initiatives including major campus developments, interdisciplinary Research Beacons, a Graduates of the Future program, a focus on industry linkages, and strategic international partnerships. It sets out the many ways in which we will express our values, build reputation, develop our people and achieve success as a Top 200 global university.

Some of the high-level outcomes include:

  • More than $1 billion will be invested over a 10-year period in campus infrastructure including a substantial new development in the Brisbane CBD which will create a front door to Griffith, providing better access for students and better connectivity for engagement with alumni, industry, government and other stakeholders.
  • Substantial investment will be also made into the existing Nathan, Gold Coast and Logan campuses, ensuring a strong and sustainable future for the University as a major educational institution serving the people of South East Queensland.
  • Students will be major beneficiaries of the new strategic plan through the creation of the Griffith Graduates of the Future program which will ensure that every undergraduate student has a capstone experience that is work-related (such as an internship, international mobility experience, research project, or participation in a national or international competition).
  • Students will also have extensive opportunities to learn outside their core disciplines and there is a major emphasis on providing graduate degrees in a more flexible and modular fashion through micro-credentials and other continuous learning qualifications to allow people to undertake learning experiences at a rate that suits their individual circumstances.
  • Griffith will also commit to a major research program establishing ‘Griffith Beacons’ – large scale, collaborative research undertakings bringing together disciplines from across the University to address critical questions and tackle complex societal problems.

Our objective is to ensure that the future brings benefits to as many people as possible providing positive outcomes – social, economic, health and cultural – for the people of Queensland, Australia and the world. By 2025, Griffith will be regarded as one of Australia’s leading universities ranked in the top 200 global universities with 10 disciplines in the top 100.

It will be a university of which its 200,000 alumni can be proud of.

Carolyn Evans

Vice Chancellor and President

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