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The Division of Sciences Strategic Plan

The Strategic Plan focuses on the seven University of Otago strategic imperatives:

  • Excellence in Research
  • Excellence in Teaching
  • Outstanding Student Experiences
  • Outstanding Campus Environments
  • Commitment as a Local, National and Global Citizen
  • Strong External Engagement
  • and Sustaining Capability.

Aims

The aims identified in the Strategic Plan are to:

  • be a research-led division producing increasingly high-quality and high-impact, fundamental and translational research academically challenge and nurture all students in an environment that promotes realisation of potential
  • ensure continuing excellence in research and teaching and ensure that staff feel supported, valued and engaged
  • engage proactively with key external bodies to develop productive partnerships and collaborations
  • act in an ethically, socially and environmentally responsible manner and show unwavering commitment to a role that contributes to the regional, national and international good
  • build on the Otago experience and provide opportunities for students to become well-rounded high achievers
  • advocate for equitable access to facilities that are structurally sound and fit for purpose
  • have a culture of equity in which we understand value and advance diversity and equitable outcomes for staff and students
  • develop teaching practices and departmental culture that increase the depth and breadth of Māori staffing levels.

View the 2019-2025 Division of Sciences Strategic Plan (PDF 2MB)