Strategy and culture

Looking Ahead - The University of Newcastle's Strategic Plan 2020-2025 is of our regions and for our regions. Our University, its cities and regions have always been looking ahead. The spirit of looking to the future to imagine and then realise possibilities is at the essence of the University of Newcastle: our motto is ‘I look ahead’.

Looking Ahead

Looking Ahead

Strategic Plan 2020-2025

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Our values

Our values set the standards that we expect, encourage and nurture in our staff and students. They guide our decision-making and position us to achieve our purpose.


We pursue the exceptional and strive for innovation in our teaching, research and operating environment.


Our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusiveness is fundamental to everything we do. We believe that every person has the right to participate and succeed.


Our staff, students, alumni and communities are deeply connected to the challenges and opportunities in our regions and beyond.


We are ethically minded and prioritise responsible management of our environment and financial resources.

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.