The University of South Australia is a globally connected and engaged university educating professionals for the new economy and helping to solve the challenges of industry and society.

Our teaching is industry-informed and our research is inventive and adventurous. We create knowledge that is central to global economic and social prosperity. Our graduates are the new professionals, confident and capable global citizens engaged with the world and ready to create and respond to change.

UniSA’s success is built on:

  • a foundation of teams of excellent and inspiring staff,
  • dedication to the highest standards in education and to the frontiers of creativity and curiosity in research
  • appreciation of what students want and how we support them in their goals
  • partnerships and meaningful end user engagement.

Enterprise25, our statement of strategic direction continues the evolution of our University which since its inception has demonstrated a commitment to change and innovation. We embrace the challenges that face our sector but remain true to our own mission as an open and accessible university with the determination to chart our own course.

Enterprise25 places People, Programs and Precincts at the heart of the university’s operations out to 2025.

We operate in an ever-evolving environment and  we need to equip our students for future work. The digital world is lifting and changing student expectations – which requires adaptation to stay ahead.

Technological change is transforming industry - innovative research and innovative content in programs are needed now, more than ever before. The challenges for business and society are more interconnected - they require interdisciplinary responses. The international trend is toward supporting research with impact - UniSA needs to maximise its advantage. UniSA's competitors are increasingly international not local. The world should look to UniSA for innovation – that innovation is embedded in our new strategy, Enterprise25.

Enterprise25 builds on and continues the momentum and achievements of Crossing the Horizon including:

  • Teaching and learning innovation, through the Digital Learning Strategy
  • Research and end-user engagement through the Research and Innovation Strategic Plan
  • Student engagement through the Student Engagement Framework
  • Aboriginal education, research and employment through the Reconciliation Action Plan
  • Engagement with our regions, through the Regional Engagement Framework.

The principles of interdisciplinarity and the co-location of cognate disciplines, industry and research inform the next phase of our capital development. The university will consolidate its footprint with fewer campuses towards the delivery of vibrant communities of scale. Central to the success of Enterprise25 is a refresh and reemphasis on the value and quality of our educational offerings – our academic programs. We are affording them centrality in our consideration, and ensuring they are the best they can be – competitive and attractive nationally and internationally.

Through our industry-informed curriculum and flexibility of delivery we will further expand our  international student population; delivering the best in globally relevant education on campus, online and offshore.

Our research themes bring together thought leaders across disciplines to address significant challenges facing society. By taking an industry sector approach, and building partners into large-scale research activities and precincts, we prioritise the translation of knowledge into impact.

Academic programs will draw on expertise from across the institution for their delivery - the best input contributing to the best offerings through curriculum communities

Through Enterprise25 we will continue to shape our future as Australia’s University of Enterprise.

Prof. David Lloyd
Vice Chancellor and President
University of South Australia

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