ACU Vision 2033

We have embarked on a journey to develop the university’s next strategy, ACU Vision 2033.

Over the coming months, we will collectively identify our strengths and challenges, translating them into strategic possibilities to continue delivering on our mission and amplify our impact over the next decade.

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Our journey so far

Over 840 members of the ACU community participated in the first consultation round (30 June to 21 October 2022). Participants included staff, students, alumni, industry partners, and our Catholic community.

In this brainstorming and idea-gathering phase, the ACU community collectively discussed global/local, internal/external and persistent/emerging challenges shaping the future of our university.

In light of the challenges identified, participants also discussed the possibilities ahead and creatively began to re-imagine the strategic choices that will enable ACU to continue delivering on its mission over the next decade.

ACU Vision 2033 consultation was multi-faceted and followed a diversity of methods, including:

  • in-person and virtual focus groups
  • online submissions via the ACU Vision 2033 portal and email
  • targeted consultation via internal committees
  • one-on-one interviews.

The diversity of perspectives and voices heard so far will enrich the strategy development process over the coming months.

Our mission

Within the Catholic intellectual tradition and acting in Truth and Love, Australian Catholic University is committed to the pursuit of knowledge, the dignity of the human person and the common good.

Our mission

Our values

Our university is founded on a long history of commitment to truth, academic excellence and service, while working within the Catholic Intellectual Tradition. These are the core values that guide our actions in living out our mission and realising our vision.

Our values

Discussion papers

Thank you to everyone who participated in consultation phase
1. This summary report contains a snapshot of the key topics raised by the ACU community as part of the brainstorming and idea-gathering consultation phase.

Consultation findings summary report

Our landscape provides an overview of the external and internal landscape in which we operate as a Catholic higher education institution.

Our landscape

Let’s continue the conversation

As part of consultation phase 2, we seek your feedback and input on the topics identified in the Consultation findings summary report.

Your contributions play a central role in shaping the future of our university.
Submit your feedback and ideas by Tuesday 31 January 2023.

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