Our strategic goals

Excellent

Undertaking education and research of the highest international quality that addresses global challenges and develops understanding and solutions for the betterment of our communities.

  • Performance

    Excellence will be measured by:

    • student retention and success; and
    • graduate employability.
  • Outcomes

    Impact will be assessed through:

    • global alumni employment outcomes; and
    • student and alumni contributions to key global challenges.
  • Performance

    Excellence will be measured by:

    • field-weighted citation impact and internationally-recognised systems of peer review; and
    • Higher Degree by Research completions.
  • Outcomes

    Impact will be assessed through:

    • collaborations on co-authored papers on global challenges; and
    • research output impact assessments.

International

Building the strength and scale of our international research and education programs to ensure they respond to the challenges and opportunities of our nation, our region and the world.

  • Performance

    Internationalisation will be measured by:

    • diversification of student and staff populations; and
    • mobility of students and staff.
  • Outcomes

    Impact will be assessed through:

    • achievements against United Nations Sustainable Development Goals; and
    • programs with international university partners or networks.

Enterprising

Developing enduring alliances and partnerships with industry, government and other organisations, including philanthropic partners, that will enrich our ability to innovate, to infuse our students and staff with enterprising capabilities, and provide opportunities to apply our research to make a significant impact by developing solutions for the betterment of our communities.

  • Performance

    Enterprise will be measured by:

    • student participation in industry-based experiences, including start-up creations; and
    • industry research and education revenue.
  • Outcomes

    Impact will be assessed through:

    • invention disclosures, licences, options and assignments (LOAs) and patents; and
    • spin-outs, start-ups and outcomes from major industry partnerships.

Inclusive

Seeking talented students and staff, irrespective of gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, disability, cultural, social or economic circumstances and any other protected personal characteristic, and building a diverse and connected community of students, staff and alumni who are deeply engaged with the wider community and supporting the dissemination of University knowledge and practice.

  • Performance

    Diversity will be measured by:

    • access and success of socio-economically disadvantaged groups; and
    • access, success and employment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
  • Outcomes

    Inclusiveness will be assessed through:

    • student and staff sense of belonging in the University; and
    • thought leadership and public debate.
Strategic plan

Impact 2030

Monash University has capabilities through its international profile, its record for innovation and collaboration, and the quality of its education and research to develop and equip graduates and our communities for a better future. We encourage you to read Monash University’s Strategic Plan, Impact 2030, and join our aspiration to make a positive impact on the global challenges of the age.

Read the plan