Engaging across the globe

UON stands in the world as distinctive in its commitment to excellence and equity. We collaborate with respected global partners to deliver unique opportunities for students through a world class education, work integrated learning and internship experiences. We engage with our research partners to deliver outcomes which improve the future for the next generation. Our staff have a world view and are connected globally.


1. Increase the global reputation, standing and recognition of UON as a world class university.

2. UON will be a lead study destination for students from across the globe.

3. UON will lead Australia for the availability and quality of staff and students' inbound and outbound international mobility.

Lead strategies

1. A global partner of choice

We will enhance the global reputation, standing and recognition of UON by strategic engagement with at least 20 world class universities and education and research partnerships with global education organisations.

2. Destination UON

We will build UON reputation, profile and trusted relationships with pathway institutions and global partners including Newcastle International College and UON Singapore, and develop and implement a UON International Network strategy.

3. Global mobility and employability

We will increase outbound student mobility across all levels, on semester exchange, WIL, internship, research experiences, short courses and study tours, with streamlined, structured and user friendly information.

We will develop productive networks with international alumni, Austrade, Governments, research institutes, businesses, and professional groups and universities to support a high quality student experience in country.

4. UON staff go global

We will increase the global mobility of our academic and professional staff through strategic exchange and productive collaborations with trusted partners.

Key measures of success 2020

The quality and global relevance of our education and research programs and partnerships will place us in the top 200 of the world's universities by 2020.

UON will increase its standing and attractiveness as a study destination for international students.

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