The Australian National University (ANU) has launched its latest strategic plan that will aim to outline the university's direction over the coming decade. Seven months after his appointment to lead ANU, Vice-Chancellor Professor Ian Young today issued ANU by 2020.


“The plan is focused on boosting excellence in three key areas: research, education and our role as a public policy resource for the nation and the region," Professor Young said.


“ANU by 2020 contains an ambitious but achievable set of goals and targets. It will build the University’s profile as Australia’s national university and Australia’s finest university."


The plan acknowledges emerging national and international competition while urging innovation to remain in a strong position on the local and international tertiary education stage.


“By 2020 ANU will be the unequivocal national leader in contribution to public policy analysis and formulation. Staff will be encouraged not only to excel in their field, but to take part in and improve the quality of public debate on the critical issues of our time," Professor Young said.


“The vast majority of ANU academic staff will be research-active, and our education will continue to be grounded in what we research. Students at all levels will experience the unique research culture of ANU."


The plan can be downloaded here