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Global outlook for Victoria University

Victoria University aims to build on its expertise as a centre of excellence in regional, national and transnational education and boost its research output over the next decade.

Launching the University's Strategic Plan today, Vice-Chancellor Professor Peter Dawkins said the University had set targets in the key areas of learning and teaching, the student experience, research, knowledge exchange, engagement and excellence.

"As a pioneering dual-sector university providing a full range of qualifications from vocational certificates to PhDs, we have the capacity to support the development of workforces across whole industry sectors," he said.

"We have been recognised for our engagement with business, earlier this month receiving the Ashley Goldsworthy Award from the Business/Higher Education Round Table (B-HERT) for sustained collaboration between business and higher education.

"We are also one of Australia's leading providers of transnational education, with 9000 offshore students through partnerships in China, Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam and India, among others.

"In the new Strategic Plan, Victoria University sets itself the challenge of building on this set of achievements, to be a leading university by world standards in learning and teaching that prepares students for the changing world of work and to be confident, creative, ethical and respectful local and global citizens."

Targets include:

  • to be recognised as a leader by world standards in tertiary education of students from diverse countries, cultures, socio-economic and educational backgrounds
  • to become a top 20 university for research in Australia by 2020
  • to become world renowned in sport, exercise and active living by 2016 and at least three other areas by 2020


A copy of the Strategic Plan is available.

Media inquiries: Jim Buckell, External Communications Manager,

Marketing and Communications Department, Victoria University

Ph: (03) 9919 4243; mobile: 0400 465 459; email: [email protected]

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