Strategic Plan - Future Making

Our Strategic Plan, Future Making, challenges the University of Adelaide to realise its potential for South Australia, and to claim its place as a truly global university on the world stage.

Updated for 2022-2023, Future Making is now underpinned by two foundational elements: a stronger culture; and financial sustainability. This forms the critical bedrock on which we’re continuing to build the Five Pillars to Excellence that will shape our trajectory through to our 150th year and beyond:

  • Connected to the Global World of Ideas
  • A Magnet for Talent
  • Research that Shapes the Future
  • A 21st Century Education for a Growing Community of Learners
  • The Beating Heart of Adelaide.

Under this strategic direction, the University is moving from being a commentator on society to becoming an active participant in it. We are growing and diversifying our student cohort, with greater access and equity, and more diversity in academic programs and modes of delivery.

The University is pursuing growth in research income and expenditure, aligned with industry and community need.

We're becoming more globally and locally connected—a cultural and thought leader for the community of Adelaide, enriching the campus experience with a social and artistic calendar of events, and inviting thousands of new visitors to enjoy our beautiful spaces.

Future Making aligns the University's global connectivity, research scholarship and human potential with the social, intellectual, and economic needs of young people, South Australia, and the nation.

In delivering this strategic direction, Future Making ensures a bright future for our University, our community, and our state.

Read the strategic plan