We were Australia’s first university, and we are still here today. We know how to run a successful institution, to evolve over time and not just survive, but thrive.
We are at the forefront of major multidisciplinary research and our people are making significant contributions towards solving some of the world’s most serious issues. We believe turning the world’s brightest minds to the biggest problems is the way to change things for the better.
Philanthropy has played a critical role in our evolution and growth and we must build on this foundation to ensure we remain a great public university. It allows us to explore new research initiatives, taking advantage of opportunities as they arise, allocating the necessary discretionary funds to launch programs and recruit world-class researchers to address the real-world challenges we face today.
We continue to attract high-calibre staff and students from around the world. Our cohort of international students enhances the Australian economy, and strengthens our nation’s international reputation.
As one of the premier research universities in the world, it is our responsibility to not just maintain our standing, but to improve on it.