Message from the Vice-Chancellor and president

Professor Nick Klomp
Professor Nick Klomp

It is my privilege to present CQUniversity’s Strategic Plan 2019-2023 – Our Future is You.

Our new strategic plan will position CQUniversity as a leader in providing seamless, full-spectrum education pathways and give us an unrivalled reputation for engagement and inclusivity. It will deliver significant outcomes and social and economic dividends for our students, staff, alumni, communities and partners.

As educators and researchers in a contemporary university, we are being tested by new threats and emerging opportunities which are both challenging and exciting. CQUniversity has achieved remarkably over the past decade, but we must now look at how we build upon our past achievements. How we shape the next decade and respond to opportunities and challenges will define who we are as a university for the next 50 years. We will need to move forward with boldness and courage; but above all else, we must dare to be different, distinguishing ourselves by defining success in our own terms.

This strategic plan is the roadmap to our future, providing direction, motivation and purpose to support our vision of becoming Australia’s most accessible, supportive and engaged university. I am particularly proud of this plan because it was shaped by staff, students, alumni, communities and stakeholders across the University’s huge footprint. It represents the shared vision of the CQUniversity family, responding to the question, 'where could we  be in the future if we dared to be different?'

We all have a role to play in this strategic plan, and I look forward to working with all University stakeholders in its implementation.

Professor Nick Klomp
Vice-Chancellor and President

Download the Strategic Plan