Deakin University is set to launch its new strategic plan – LIVE the future: Agenda 2020 – at a series of events at its various campuses and centres on 28 June. According to the university, the plan
…brings the digital world into the real world of learning and experiences. [It] provides a framework for a bold and exciting future. It outlines the strategies Deakin will implement in order to achieve its vision for learning, for research and for community enterprise though to the end of this second decade of the twenty-first century.
In a notice to staff, Deakin vice-chancellor Jane den Hollander outlined three challenges:
- Improving our approach to Internationalisation is paramount as we all know that in this century we must take an international perspective.
- Continuing reasonably active growth in our Commonwealth Supported load is also important, probably for the medium term…as we approach a federal election and the possibility of a change in government, we must ensure that we are ready for a range of policy changes that often flow from a new and different broom..
- Implementing our new Strategic Plan LIVE the future is my overarching priority. The Deakin Offer, which builds on our history and takes account of our Australian context, is essentially about education where you are for the jobs of the future and research that makes a difference to the communities we serve.