Strategic action plan 2013-2018

By 2018, UniSA will be a university which engages fully with the professions and industry globally, whose research is informed, leading edge and relevant, and whose graduates are the new professionals driving the national and international economy through their skills, capabilities and innovation potential.








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Research and Innovation Strategic Plan launched

Research and Innovation Strategic Plan launched

Inspired Partnered Excellence is the University of South Australia’s Strategic Plan for Research and Innovation for 2016 to 2020. Read more...

Magill Education Precinct vision announced

Magill Education Precinct vision announced

Together with the Department for Education and Child Development, we have developed a vision that outlines our ambition for the Magill Education Precinct. Read more...


UniSA’s Innovation and Collaboration Centre opens

Business growth, and driving innovation and entrepreneurship in South Australia is the focus of the new Innovation and Collaboration Centre (ICC).Read more...

UniSA Great Hall

UniSA breaks ground on the Great Hall

On 9 October 2015 UniSA commenced construction of the Great Hall, featuring a sports complex, swimming pool and facilities for graduations, exams, corporate and cultural events.Read more...

UniSA Health Medical Clinic

UniSA’s Health Medical Clinic opens

This new medical clinic at UniSA’s City East campus, provides health and medical services to the University’s diverse student population, staff and the general public.Read more...

New Student Lounge

New Student Lounge opens

Opened in September 2015, the Student Lounge at City West campus, offers students a space to interact outside of study time.Read more...

Health Innovation Building

UniSA’s Health Innovation Building

In July 2015 UniSA began work on the Health Innovation Building, a new $230m collaboration and research facility. Read more...

Digital Learning Strategy

Digital Learning Strategy 2015-2020 launched

UniSA’s Digital Learning Strategy outlines the vision, strategic priorities, commitments and key projects that will provide enhanced educational offerings to our students. Read more...

Mt Gambier Learning Centre

New Mt Gambier Learning Centre

The New Mt Gambier learning centre commenced construction in early 2015, scheduled for completion early 2016.Read more...

UniSA Student App

Student App launched

In February 2015, UniSA launched its Student App, a one-stop shop to access a range of services and resources to help them with their studies and find out what’s happening on campus. Read more...

Hong Kong Baptist University

We celebrate our 20-year partnership in Hong Kong

UniSA also celebrated a 20-year partnership with Hong Kong Baptist University. Read more...


RAP dot painting artwork

UniSA launches Reconciliation Action Plan

UniSA is the first university in South Australia to launch its own RAPRead more...

UniSA is smoke free

UniSA becomes smoke free

The University of South Australia will officially become smoke free from 31 May 2014. A smoke free campus means that smoking is prohibited on all university owned grounds. Read more...

George St mural

Students add a splash of colour to street life

Students are about to put paint to pavement in a street art project that is set to add vibrant colour to the West End precinct. Read more...

Campus connector

Campus Connector

UniSA is trialling a free bus service for students and staff between Magill campus and Mawson Lakes campus from March 2014. Read more...

Campus Wear

New UniSA clothing

The new UniSA student clothing range was officially launched on 17 February 2014, coinciding with Welcome Week and Orientation Week. Read more...

Hewlett Packard

UniSA and Hewlett Packard to partner for Australian enterprise growth

The new partnership, which has received strong support from the State Government and is the first of its type in Australia Read more...

Hills Partnership

UniSA partners in national design and innovation centres

The University of South Australia will be a key player in a new partnership with Hills LimitedRead more...

Our seven strategic action sets

Over the next five years, we commit to deliver:

Action 1

Enhanced educational offerings and an outstanding student experience 

UniSA will design and deliver curriculum that is relevant and of high quality, delivering excellent outcomes for graduates in an educational environment that allows our students to make the most of their student experience. Read more...   


Action 2

Industry and end-user informed research, supporting an industry-relevant curriculum

UniSA will engage meaningfully with its peers, industry and the community, undertaking research that is informed, leading-edge and relevant.  Our focus will be on the quality and relevance of our research outputs, not the inputs. Read more...     

Action 3

Increased human capital in the classroom and increased efficiencies beyond

UniSA will develop a high performing, sustainable workforce, one that is dedicated to the provision of excellence in all its forms. Read more...     

Action 5

Transformational infrastructure, enriching the fabric of our institution

UniSA will deliver and renew infrastructure that positions the university as an inspiring place to work and study, providing spaces that stimulate and foster creativity and innovation in all facets of our operation - spaces that underpin happiness and health and support new models of learning. Read more...    


Action 5

Engagement with society beyond the classroom and campus

UniSA will build on its strong social mission and commitment to the communities it serves, adding value to the economic and social environment of our society. Read more...     


Action 6

A globally visible university with global reach and leverage

UniSA will have enduring and mutually beneficial relationships with its global alumni and international partners. Read more...     


Action 7

Key Enablers and Supports

UniSA’s governance and administration will be efficient and effective with a strong commitment to a culture of service excellence. Read more...     

Inspired Partnered Excellence

Inspired Partnered Excellence is the University of South Australia's Strategic Plan for Research and Innovation for 2016 to 2020.

Developed in 2015 through a year-long consultative process, this is the blueprint to achieve our vision for research inspired by challenges and opportunities, partnered with end-users and communities, and underpinned by excellence. To read the plan please click here.

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More on strategic direction

  • unijam

    Our world conversation

    The world's first university jam was held on 29-30 May, offered a forum for almost 8000 across 50 countries to discuss how UniSA might grow into the future.

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  • Horizon 2020

    Horizon 2020

    Horizon 2020 first outlined what we wanted to contribute to our local, national and global communities.

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  • Hawke Centre

    Crossing The Horizon

    Crossing The Horizon describes the immediate and longer-term strategic actions that we will take to deliver that vision. 

    Download the publication

  • David Lloyd

    VC's home

    Professor David Lloyd took up his position as Vice Chancellor and President of the University of South Australia in January 2013.

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Areas of study and research

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