University of Southern Queensland
University description (as per official university website)
The University of Southern Queensland (USQ) has forged a reputation as one of Australia's leading providers of on-campus and distance education programs in Australia. With more than 75 per cent of students studying via distance or online, USQ is at the cutting edge of flexible delivery of resources and technology.
USQ is a young dynamic university located in three thriving regional locations across Southern Queensland Australia:
Fraser Coast campus
The dynamic nature of USQ allows it to remain relevant to global trends. From Arts, Business and Education to Sciences, Engineering and Surveying, the University continues to develop programs and courses that reflect the changing needs of society.
The University is also home to a number of leading Australian research centres including the Australian Centre for Sustainable Catchments (ACSC), the National Centre for Engineering in Agriculture (NCEA) and The Centre of Excellence in Engineered Fibre Composites (CEEFC).
USQ has a diverse student population, and welcomes international students from more than 100 countries each year.
Our 2020 vision
To be recognised as a world leader in open and flexible higher education.
To enable broad participation in higher education and to make significant contributions to research and community development.
This will be achieved through maintaining USQ as a viable enterprise that:
offers quality professional education opportunities that are accessible, flexible and borderless
creates fulfilling experiences for all students based on the commitment of skilled and caring staff
develops graduates who are positioned to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing world
pursues world-class research, innovation and practice in sustainable futures
engages with communities, business and government through ongoing and mutually beneficial partnerships.
Our core values
Respect for the individual
Success for students
Free intellectual inquiry
Excellence, innovation and creativity
Our principal community contribution
Supporting Australia as a socially inclusive society, building Australia's skills base and progressing regional, national and global sustainability.
Our competitive business advantage
Providing the highest quality educational experiences to students irrespective of their location or lifestyle.
Our brand promise
USQ key organisational goals (2008-2013)
Organisational goal Goal statement
Learning and teaching To enhance teaching performance and to provide high quality, flexible and inclusive learning experiences that promote lifelong learning, critical enquiry and students' career opportunities.
Students To create fulfilling learning experiences that are focused on student objectives.
Academic programs To be recognised as a national leader in the provision of vibrant and contemporary programs responsive to the professions.
Research and research training To be acknowledged leaders in applied research and research training, with a particular emphasis on research in sustainable futures.
Staff To attract and retain excellent staff who exemplify USQ's values and provide them with opportunities to succeed personally, professionally and organisationally.
Educational partnerships To maintain a profile of domestic and international educational partnerships that enhances USQ's position as a successful and leading higher education provider.
Social justice, equity and inclusion To broaden equitable participation by students and staff and to encourage the development of a University culture that values diversity, multiculturalism and social inclusiveness.
Engagement and development To derive mutual benefits for the University and its external stakeholders through engagement and development.
Enterprise To deliver positive social, environmental and economic dividends.