Our mission

The UQ Faculty of Science will constructively respond to global challenges and changes in the way we live and work by:

  • producing knowledgeable and prepared future leaders in science and innovation
  • partnering with each other and with industry and government to deliver solutions and informed decision making.

We will be creative in responding to a changing funding environment to ensure our future sustainability and success.

Our strategic vision

In a changing external environment, our priorities are to maintain and extend our excellence in teaching and research, and to ensure that we have the resources to achieve this.

Vision statement

Excellence and impact in science education and research.


  1. Transform students into game-changing graduates.
  2. Deliver globally significant solutions to challenges.
  3. Attract and retain outstanding staff.
  4. Expand business development and maintain financial sustainability.

Our objectives and aims are intentionally broad and general, with the expectation that each will be tailored to the specific disciplines and activities of each of our schools and centres.

Specific implementation plans will be supported by a combination of strategic funding and a refreshed Faculty leadership structure that is directly aligned with our Strategic Plan.

Faculty of Science Strategic Plan 2018-2021

View and download the Faculty of Science Strategic Plan 2018-2021 (PDF, 2.5MB).