Our strategy


UNSW is at the heart of the sophisticated global knowledge system that is shaping our future. Since our foundation in 1949, we have strived to create and share critical knowledge for the benefit of society, with lasting impact. The strategies produced and implemented across our university are strengthening our ability to achieve these goals, now and into the future. 


UNSW 2025 Strategy

Our ambitious 2025 Strategy was developed in 2015. It provides the framework for UNSW to advance our contribution to academic excellence, social justice, and global engagement, positioning UNSW as a valuable servant of our society.


Indigenous Strategy

UNSW’s first ever Indigenous Strategy takes a whole-of-university approach, providing an overarching framework for Indigenous education, employment and research. The strategy focuses on three central pillars of Culture and Country, Give Back, and Grow Our Own.
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Equity Diversity & Inclusion

UNSW’s strategic priority of Social Impact underpins the work of the Division of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. We shape and progress a just society by mobilising our community’s expertise to lead debate, sustainably address global challenges, and foster equity, diversity and inclusion.
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Student experience

Our goal is to enable our students to realise their ambitions, and to grow, develop and contribute positively to a better world. Emerse yourself in our student experience.
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ADA 2051 Foundational Strategy

Launched in 2021 as UNSW’s newest faculty, UNSW Arts, Design & Architecture has developed a 30-year framework for the faculty’s strategic trajectory, including how to leverage its unique strengths to create a sustainable, connected, healthy and socially just future for all.
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Active women: UNSW 2025 Women's Sport and Active Recreation Strategy

As the first Australian university to launch a women’s sport and active recreation strategy, UNSW’s pioneering strategy gained international recognition this month, named as a finalist for the FISU Gender Equality Project Award.
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