The Action Plan supports the delivery of the NSW
Higher Education Strategy 2021-2025 which was announced earlier this year.
Charles Sturt University Interim Vice-Chancellor Professor John Germov (pictured) said the NSW Government’s aspirations to increase post-school options for lifelong learning, improve participation in higher education and strengthen research partnerships align with the University’s own strategic focus.
“Charles Sturt’s 2030 Strategy has positioned the University to ensure it is making significant contributions to the priority areas of the NSW Government’s Higher Education Strategy 2021-2025,” Professor Germov said.
“Charles Sturt University has developed partnerships with industry, government and across the education sector which deliver outstanding teaching and research outcomes for our students and communities.
“As Australia’s leading regional university, Charles Sturt is committed to advancing the careers of our students, inspiring research excellence and driving regional outcomes with global impact.”
The University’s actions and outcomes driving contributions to the NSW Higher Education Strategy 2021-2025’s five stated priority areas include:
- Developing and broadening postschool options to foster lifelong learning through the provision of a broad suite postgraduate courses and microcredentials delivered online or across the University’s unique regional footprint
- Ensuring wider participation in quality higher education through sector-leading admissions rates for First Nations, first-in-family and low socio-economic status students
- Driving job growth, skills and innovation as Australia’s leading university for graduate employment outcomes in the last five years, according to both the Good Universities Guide and the Graduate Outcomes Survey
- Strengthening collaborations to bolster research outcomes, exemplified by the University’s partnership with the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment, the AgriPark and Southern NSW Drought Resilience and innovation Adoption Hub
- Positioning NSW globally by reinvigorating and diversifying international education and engagement through the $66 million expansion of the University’s international campus at Port Macquarie