Performance and outcome objectives


Excellent education

  • Student retention and success
  • Graduate employability
  • Global alumni employment outcomes
  • Student and alumni contributions to key global challenges

Excellent research

  • Field-weighted citation impact and internationally-recognised systems of peer review
  • Higher Degree by Research completions
  • Collaborations on co-authored papers on global challenges
  • Research output impact assessments


  • Diversification of student and staff populations
  • Mobility of students and staff
  • Achievements against United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
  • Programs with international university partners or networks


  • Student participation in industry-based experiences, including start-up creations
  • Industry research and education revenue (including Executive and Professional Education revenue)
  • Invention disclosures, licences, options and assignments (LOAs) and patents
  • Spin-outs, start-ups and outcomes from major industry partnerships


  • Access and success of socio-economically disadvantaged groups
  • Access, success and employment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
  • Student and staff sense of belonging to the University
  • Thought leadership and public debate


Staff expertise

  • Diversity of staff profile
  • Alignment of recognition and reward policies and practices
  • Engagement in development and leadership programs
  • Leadership effectiveness
  • Enhanced partnerships
  • Cultural transformation

Organisational sustainability

  • Performance against Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Framework goals
  • Performance against United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
  • Cross-campus programs and major multi-party research and education projects
  • Implementation of major infrastructure or system change
  • Innovation culture
  • Effective communication of outcomes from major initiatives

Financial sustainability

  • Operating surplus
  • Diversified revenue
  • Growth of foundation to support University goals
  • Scholarships supported by University funds and external funds
  • Investment in ventures and operations to address key global challenges
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