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The College will be recognized by the following defining characteristics:

1.      high quality, as the pervading criterion for all our activities;

2.      comprehensive, with a broad teaching and research profile in the arts, sciences and professions;

3.      selective, within a comprehensive base, to develop particular areas of research strength and emphasis;

4.      research-intensive, with a strong teaching and research nexus across all our disciplines;

5.      internationally focused, for both the content and standards of our activities;

6.      technologically innovative, to maximize our flexibility;

7.      Responsive, to meet the needs of the community, our students and our graduates.


The College wishes to be recognized internationally for its excellence in teaching and research and as a leading intellectual and creative resource to the communities it serves.


The core values underpinning our activities are a commitment to:

1.      a high performance culture designed to achieve international excellence;

2.      academic freedom to encourage staff and students to engage in the open exchange of ideas and thought;

3.      continuous improvement through self-examination and external review;

4.      fostering the values of openness, honesty, tolerance, fairness, trust, and responsibility in social, moral, and academic matters;

5.      transparency in decision making and accountability; and

6.      equity and merit as the fundamental principles for the achievement of the full potential of all staff and students.

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