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Leadership for a better future

Our strategy is simple: to create a place where the best researchers and most promising students can achieve their full potential. 

Achievements of our 2016–20 Strategic Plan

We published our 2016-20 Strategic Plan (PDF, 1.6MB)  in March 2016 following a wide-ranging consultation with our staff, students and other key stakeholders.

This ambitious strategy aimed to position the University of Sydney as the best university in Australia and a leading institution globally, and continued the trajectory that began almost 170 years ago with our twin founding commitments to excellence and public service.

2016-2020 Strategic Plan

Over the last 5 years, we have:

  • deepened our commitment to undergraduate education with a reinvigorated curriculum, so that our graduates will develop the skills, knowledge and values they need to thrive and lead in a rapidly changing world
  • invested in outstanding research, ensuring that our best work - work of national, regional and international impact - is well supported with the right people, equipment and physical infratstructure
  • developed a University-wide culture that is built on our values

The 2016–20 Strategic Plan built on our progress under our previous five-year plan. Download The University of Sydney 2011–15 Strategic Plan Performance Report (PDF, 407MB).