The QUT Blueprint 2011 (PDF file, 1168.69 KB) is our five-year institutional strategic plan. It stands at the centre of a planning process that is underpinned by the QUT Quality Framework and based on a continuous cycle of 'approach-deployment-results-improvement'.
The QUT Blueprint, revised during 2011 to reflect changes in the higher education environment, specifies our vision and goals.
Our overall vision for the future is:
- to provide outstanding learning environments and programs that lead to excellent outcomes for graduates, enabling them to work in and guide a diverse and complex world characterised by increasing change
- to undertake high-impact research and development in selected areas, at the highest international standards, reinforcing our applied emphasis and securing significant commercial and practical benefits for the community and for our partners
- to strengthen and extend our strategic partnerships with professional and broader communities to reflect both our academic ambitions and our civic responsibility.
Science and Engineering Centre
QUT's Science and Engineering Centre is closely tied to our strategic directions.
For some years, we have identified the south-east area of the Gardens Point campus as appropriate for a Precinct-style redevelopment. In 2008, our key strategic planning document, the QUT Blueprint, designated the theme of the precinct as the integration of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
The QUT Blueprint places a strong emphasis on the application of scholarly excellence to 'real world' issues by bridging the academic disciplines in research and teaching and linking academic and external communities.
We have expressed this emphasis through the development of university-wide research institutes and through academic-community Precincts, in the areas of creative industries and health.
The Science and Engineering Centre will build upon this proven approach, extend it to the fields of applied science and technology, and strengthen the flow-on of research into student learning.