Our strategy

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Welcome from the Dean

As one of the world’s top 50 medical faculties, UNSW Medicine & Health brings together excellence in teaching and research to address the most significant health challenges the world faces.

From the epidemic of obesity to global ageing and the resurgence of communicable diseases, the critical health issues facing our modern world create numerous and diverse needs that our faculty addresses in order to drive real-world change.

Through our Health 25 Strategy, we have a mandate to be progressive, address inherent disadvantages in the health system, improve health care in Indigenous and rural communities, harness underused technology and be a part of a global community that improves health and helps people live better– wherever they are.

Our education programs develop the high-achieving professionals in medicine and health that the world needs to address these challenges, with a focus on empathy and altruistic values. We develop compassionate innovators and global leaders by placing the wellbeing and success of our faculty's people at the heart of all we do.

By forging strong partnerships with clinicians, industry and government to ensure better health for all, we use collaboration and community engagement to enhance our education and our research.

Our diverse community of exceptionally talented students, clinicians, educators and researchers, coupled with the strength of our state-of-the-art research centres and institutes, translate discovery into therapies, technologies, and treatments to diagnose, treat and prevent disease in the most critical areas of health.

Professor Adrienne Torda
Interim Dean, UNSW Medicine & Health