Welcome from the Vice-Chancellor
"Thank you for considering a career at our University - you'll find we have a lot to offer."
The last five years have been a period of renewal for the University of Canberra and we are now doing very well particularly for our size and relative youth as a university.
The new Strategic Plan, for the period 2013 to 2017, is a bold vision with some ambitious objectives to coincide with the celebration of our campus’s 50th anniversary in 2018.
Our new plan, appropriately titled ‘Breakthrough’ is built on the idea that the University of Canberra exists for three principal purposes:
- To provide education which offers high quality transformative experiences to everyone suitably qualified, whatever their stage of life and irrespective of their origins.
- To engage in research and creative practice which are of high quality and aim to make an early and important difference to the world around us.
- To contribute, through our education and research, to the building of just, prosperous and sustainable communities which are respectful of their Indigenous past and committed to redressing disadvantage.
The plan outlines goals around research, teaching and international engagement, which aim to see us enter world rankings by 2018.
The University is a great place to work. In a recent survey, one colleague said “the people here make it what it is” and I think that sums up our culture well.
I invite you to explore our accomplishments to date, our faculties, our campus and most of all, our vision for the future; and should you resolve to share it, I look forward to welcoming you.
Professor Stephen Parker