Welcome to the University Strategy

The University's 2022 Strategy refocus was approved by University Council in May 2018.

Summaries of the Key Focus Areas, University Performance Measures, along with short videos are here to take you through the key points.

See our Strategic Focus Areas

For the Public Good (Charles Sturt 1848)

We are a university of the land and people of our regions. True to the character of regional Australia we have gumption, we have soul and we collaborate with others.

We develop holistic, far-sighted people who help their communities grow and flourish.

Acknowledging the culture and insight of Indigenous Australians, CSU's ethos is described by this phrase from the Wiradjuri, the traditional custodians of the land of our original campuses:

'yindyamarrawinhanganha’ ('the wisdom of respectfully knowing how to live well in a world worth living in’.)

Derived from our ethos, our values are to be insightful, inclusive, impactful and inspiring. By living these values, we want to make this a world worth living in.

Our mission is to build skills and knowledge in our regions. We offer choice and flexibility to students and work hand-in-hand with our industries and communities in teaching, research and engagement.

Growing from our historical roots, we share our knowledge and expertise as a significant regional export industry and we bring strength and learning from this back to our regions.

We are a market-oriented University and express our intent through our goals to be the dominant provider of higher education within our regions and a sector leader in flexible learning.