We’re globally renowned for our research and academic prowess. But we’re also proud to be doing things a little differently.
Our mission …
Advancing knowledge and learning to shape the future of our students and communities.
Our vision …
To promote positive change and address the major issues of our time through being connected, inclusive and excellent.
We were founded half a century ago to broaden participation in higher education in Melbourne’s north and, later, in regional Victoria. We have succeeded for many thousands of students who would otherwise have been excluded from the opportunities provided by a university education. We continue to support access, diversity and inclusivity while undertaking world class research that aims to address the global forces shaping our world and make a difference to some of the world’s most pressing problems, including climate change, securing food, water and the environment, building healthy communities, and creating a more just and sustainable future.
This approach is based on our values of:
• inclusiveness, diversity, equity and social justice
• pursuing excellence and sustainability in everything we do
• championing our local communities in Melbourne’s north and regional Victoria
• being willing to innovate and disrupt the traditional way of doing things.
Our cultural qualities
The strategy development process has clearly articulated the importance of our people –our staff, students and partners – and our culture, which together make us:
Connecting the students and communities we serve to the world outside.
Tackling the big issues of our time to transform the lives of our students and society.
Striving for excellence in everything we do, holding each other to account, and working to the highest standards.
We care about what we do and why we do it, because we believe in the power of education and research to transform lives and "global society". – less