Strategy and culture

UON's New Future's Strategic Plan 2016-25 is an ambitious plan that provides the institution with a blueprint to create a strong future. It is underpinned by a culture where staff are empowered to explore ideas, challenge boundaries and connect with great minds.

NeW Futures Strategic Plan Curious Collaborative Courageous - where you create the future

Our strategy and culture are underpinned by our 2025 vision and organisational values.

Our vision

UON stands as a global leader distinguished by a commitment to equity and excellence and to creating a better future for its regions through a focus on innovation and impact.

2025 Vision, NeW Futures Strategic Plan 2016-25

Our values

We provide opportunities for people with ability, regardless of their background and experiences. We lead in providing education for indigenous Australians.

We deliver the highest quality in everything we do and benchmark ourselves against the world's best.

Our staff, students and alumni are a resource for our whole community.  We are partners and collaborators in world-class research, teaching and learning, and our skilled graduates contribute to our regions, Australia and the world.

We challenge standard practice and received wisdom. We are world leaders in generating new knowledge and translating innovative ideas into real benefits to society.

We are open, ethical, rigorous and committed to the highest standards in academic enquiry.  We are champions of academic freedom and professional responsibility.

We are leaders in environmental sustainability. We make a significant contribution to the economic, social and environmental capacity of our communities.