We are an education-focussed collaborative, inclusive, ethical and innovative community. Our goal is to be in the top one hundred young universities in the world by 2030, demonstrating quality and excellence in all our activities. Our focus will be on forming responsible global citizens, creating new knowledge and actively leading social and economic change.
The Institute's Mission is guided by its organisational values and by its desire to contribute positively to enhancing the quality of life of citizens. The Institute's mission requires it to be in all its activities:
Collaborative and cooperative, supportive of equality and diversity, inclusive and accessible
We are a community centred on education and we believe strongly in collaboration and aspire to collegiate and cooperative ways of organisation and problem-solving. We are committed to equality. We encourage and promote, celebrate and cherish diversity in our community. We value the contributions of all members of our community—all staff and all students—to the learning effort.
Active in support of equitable social, economic and cultural development
We act positively to enable local, regional and national development towards future sustainability. We use our academic leadership to support the emergence of a more prosperous and just future for all. We are a catalyst for development and we are committed to ensuring that our academic programmes and research are relevant, flexible and responsive to the needs of our students and stakeholders.
Progressive and innovative, generating new knowledge and new ways of doing things
We positively and proactively cultivate responsible research and innovation. We are a dynamic and responsive organisation, an organisation that is unafraid of and relishes challenge. We understand technology and its impact, embrace the opportunities technology presents, and shape our activities including our teaching accordingly.
Demonstrably excellent, leading, and ambitious
We are committed to guaranteeing the quality of all of our activities. We have the ambition to create an international-quality university. We have the confidence to imagine a better future and to take practical steps to bring it into being. Our commitment to excellence, leadership and ambition is measured against the highest standards internationally.