Our Creating a future for all – Strategic Plan 2020-2025 provides the blueprint for this University’s development through to our 50th anniversary in 2025, and beyond. It reflects our intent to be more confident in the expression of our strong values, to be more distinctive from our competitors, to be more ambitious in our aspirations for the future, and to be a university renowned for its commitment to excellence, ethical behaviour and engagement.

It contains the core commitment, key actions and outcomes that will guide our direction through to 2025 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 – on our terms.

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Vice Chancellor’s welcome

In this strategy, we outline how we will build on that proud history to create an exciting future for the University and the communities of which it is part.

Vision and mission

We will pursue our vision to transform lives and add to human knowledge through our core principles of excellence, ethics, and engagement.

The core commitments: measuring our success

Our strategy is structured around our commitments to values, students, infrastructure, people, engagement, and research.

A values-based university

We live our values and will make focused investments in First Peoples, environmental sustainability, diversity and inclusion, and social justice.

Providing research solutions to humankind’s greatest challenges

We will create an inclusive and thriving research culture that brings together experts from diverse fields to take on the big questions of our time.

Learning and teaching: graduates of the future

We will build on our reputation for educational innovation and achievement to produce graduates that are ready for a changing world.

Engaging for impact nationally and globally

It is through meaningful engagements with our local communities and the wider public that we affirm our place as a civic university driven by values.

Unleashing the potential of our people

In the pursuit of our strategic ambitions, Griffith will attract, develop and retain outstanding staff and build a strong reputation for providing an ambitious and supportive culture along with the facilities and resources required to enable people to fulfil their potential.

Building of a physical and digital future

We will invest around a billion dollars over the next decade to undertake a major revitalisation of our physical and digital infrastructure.

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Jody Rallah

250 Years (The Coolamon Project) 2019, Ceramic, sand and archival boxes, 4 m x 4 m

Our ancestors live on through our cultural objects. Embedded into the creation of these objects exists a connection to our song lines, mobs and countries.

250 Years (also referred to as The Coolamon Project) is a large-scale installation which employed a community-based practice to produce 250 ceramic coolamons (Indigenous cultural vessels). The installation speaks of a gathering; to the diversity of Indigenous Australian nations; a decolonising of archival principles and a commemoration of resilience and strength through 250 years of colonisation. These cultural vessels of abundance embody a yarning circle as an opening to future conversations.

Contributors: Jody Rallah (Biri Gabba, Yuggera) , Dianne Hall (Gamilaray), Maddison Bygrave (Darug), Kyra Mancktelow (Qandamooka, South Sea Islands), Dylan Mooney (Meriam Mir, Yuwi, South Sea Islands), Ronda Sharpe (Wiradjuri), Justine Omeenyo (Umpila), Carmen Perez (Wuthathi), Samantha Vines (Gamilaroi),Haylee Pierce (Quandamooka), Bianca Beetson (KubiKubi), Carol McGregor (Wadawurrung), Kullilli Geraldine Rose Cora (Waka Waka), Samuel Ramsey (Mamu-dyribal), Sheralee Wenham (Waka Waka), Macarlya Walters (Gamilaroi).

Photographer: Andrew Willis.