The Flinders University Strategic Plan 2012-2016 - Flinders Future Focus – updates our key strategic priorities to 2016.
While the nine key strategic priorities of the 2010-2014 Strategic Plan have been retained, they are now more tightly linked to, and help characterise, the University’s 5 main values:
- Socially responsible
- Student centred
- Distinctive in research
- Globally connected
- Sustainable and rewarding
Each of the nine key strategic priorities is individually important. More important, however, is the way they interact and combine to advance this Strategic Plan and our underlying vision of making a real difference to the world in which we live. Our approach over the period of this Plan is to: Differentiate, Focus and Intensify our activities.
To assist with differentiation and concentration, a University vision and purpose statement has been added:
We aim to transform the lives of individuals and communities, and to find ethical and innovative solutions to make a positive difference to society’s most challenging problems.
Flinders University contributing to:
South Australia – The place where people and business thrive
The Premier’s vision for South Australia sets out ten economic priorities. He talks about us all taking bold actions and seizing opportunities as well as an enhanced partnership between business, government and the community. We need to find new ways of doing business across the State and that includes improving the links between our universities and our businesses to capitalise on our talent, build businesses and generate jobs.
Flinders has a range of academic strengths which can contribute to the realisation of the Premier’s vision. Here we outline six innovative “big ideas”: Ideas that with modest investment not only advance the Premier’s economic priorities but also have the potential to genuinely transform South Australia.