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Vice-Chancellor’s welcome

Vice-Chancellor Professor Harlene Hayne
Professor Harlene Hayne

Curtin University is a vibrant young university with a growing global presence and reputation.

Curtin is known for a culture that embraces the future through innovation and change, graduates who are career-ready and highly sought after, and for strong, enduring partnerships with industry and community.

We are led by our values, celebrate diversity, equity and inclusion, and have a strong commitment to social justice.

We pride ourselves on offering rich learning experiences for our students, and take pride in the leadership shown by our alumni community all over the world.

The Strategic Plan 2017-2022 has been developed as a two year extension of the existing plan (2017-2020), and is designed as a positive response to the challenges and opportunities facing the University at a time of unprecedented global and sectoral uncertainty, particularly arising from the impacts of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Our goal is to consistently address the changing nature of work to ensure that our graduates are well equipped with the critical skills and attributes that will lead to career success, acting as life-long ambassadors for the University and the values it espouses.

Curtin’s growing international reputation in research is underpinned by existing research strengths in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, and we will continue to work with industry and government as partners to grow research to help solve problems of local, national and international significance.

Continuing to deepen our well-established culture of innovation, Curtin will provide commercialisation and entrepreneurship opportunities for our staff and students to engage with industry, ensuring that we continue to play a key role in contributing to the knowledge-based industries of the future. On our Bentley campus, the Curtin Exchange development will play a critical role in helping us to further intensify our linkages with industry, business and the broader community.

As we continue to expand our global presence and capacity through digital engagement and strategic international partnerships and alliances, we will provide enhanced opportunities for student and staff mobility and continue to diversify our global course offerings.

Through this Strategic Plan, Curtin University continues its journey towards achieving our 2030 vision of becoming “a recognised global leader in research, education and engagement”, working with staff, students, partners and communities around the world to provide positive responses to the challenges we face as a society. Together, we can make tomorrow better.

Professor Harlene Hayne