More than 100 years ago Swinburne opened its doors with a simple premise in mind: to provide education to a section of society otherwise denied further education. More than a century later, we continue to persevere in our commitment to not only provide but also transform education through strong industry engagement, social inclusion, a desire to innovate and a determination to create positive change.

Our 2025 Strategic Plan

Our 2025 Strategic Plan

Find out how our 2025 Strategic Plan supports our vision to be a world-class university creating social and economic impact through science, technology and innovation.
A world-class university creating social and economic impact, through science, technology and innovation.

2025 strategic framework

To realise our vision we will build our capability and invest in our people, processes and systems in the following three key areas.

Future-ready learners:

  • Confident and enterprising learners who create social impact 
  • Learners prepared to find and solve complex problems 
  • Adaptive learners equipped for careers of the future 
  • Learners as global citizens.

Research with impact: 

  • Transforming industries, shaping lives and communities 
  • Driving innovation built on excellence in science and technology 
  • Global in action, presence and reputation.

Innovative enterprise: 

  • Agile, resilient and market-responsive 
  • Flexible, state of the art spaces and infrastructure 
  • Connected with business, industry and community 
  • Sustainable, inclusive and diverse  
  • Globally capable.
View our 2025 Strategic Framework poster [PDF 200KB]

Want to learn about our other strategies and initiatives?

Our initiatives embrace sustainability, cross-cultural partnerships and equal opportunity. Learn more about our objectives and strategies for the future and how we plan to achieve them.

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