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Murdoch's future horizon

Our 10-year Strategic Plan builds upon our strengths, growing Murdoch into a strong, vibrant university community and positioning us to thrive in and make contributions to a modern world. The success of the plan will be measured through the impacts that our graduates, life-changing research and innovative campus developments make to communities, both within Western Australia and across our global locations.

Our purpose

Our focus is to be a creative force for current and future generations.

As a university we will be of service to our communities, and shape the world through Murdoch’s determination to apply our knowledge.

Our core goals

Students and education

Studying at Murdoch will provide every student with an outstanding education, so our graduates can become innovators ready for their future careers.

Research and education

Through our research institutes and collaborative research programs, we will provide life changing solutions to complex world challenges.

Our lenses

Three lenses serve to focus Murdoch University’s actions and priorities.

Service to society

We strive to be of service to society, and to play a key role in the economic and social wellbeing of our communities.

Collaborative partnerships

We seek to grow and leverage our partnerships to achieve our core goals for Education and Research.

Global outlook

We aim to expand our global presence and impact by being a gateway to the Asian and Indo-Pacific regions.

Our pillars

Four pillars support our strategic activities.

People and values

It's the people of Murdoch who make our strategy successful. Our commitment and core values come to life through our actions.

Financial strength

Building a strong financial platform for the future is critical for the next five years. We have a clear focus on a specific set of financial goals.

Physical & digital environment

The development of our physical and digital environments enables us to seamlessly interact with and contribute to communities.

Support services & operations

Our professional service teams support our core goals by providing business as well as high-value differentiating capabilities.

Eeva Leinonen
Murdoch’s strategy positions us to be ready to adapt and evolve as opportunities and challenges arise. We will be agile, courageous and ready to respond, drawing on our areas of research expertise.
Former VC Professor Eeva Leinonen