Both the federal and state governments acknowledge that universities make a significant contribution to economic growth, develop social capital and assist in community capacity building. The higher education sector educates our future professional workforce, creates future leaders, provides jobs for Australians, drives much of our economic and regional success, and facilitates cultural and trade links with other countries. CQUniversity supports the Queensland State governments Charter of Social and Fiscal Responsibility (Toward Q2: Tomorrow's Queensland and the Charter of Fiscal Responsibility).

CQUniversity, as a regional university, has a key mission to be actively engaged as a regional resource, providing teaching and research. Our campuses in Bundaberg, Emerald, Gladstone, Mackay and Rockhampton give us a unique position at the operational heart of the Queensland mining, resources, minerals processing, energy and transport industries.

We are committed to working collaboratively to generate and to support initiatives that bring together the multifaceted strengths necessary to support the industry with innovative teaching and research.

Networked cooperative engagement, that brings together partners from across the education and industry sectors, is the key characteristic of sustainable, flexible and productive partnerships. Our commitment is reflected in a wide range of relationships. These relationships underpin and support the collaborative teaching and research programs that are outlined on the following web pages. They are the tangible products that illustrate what can be achieved through partnership.