World-Leading Research; World-Changing Impact charts an exciting course for Macquarie's research over the next 10 years, aimed at accelerating and propelling our research performance to even greater heights. It is a strategic research framework rather than a research plan, providing overarching objectives, goals and priorities, establishing targets and outlining supporting strategies while maintaining great respect for the principle of academic freedom and scholarship.
As a university we have an important responsibility to add value with the research we choose to pursue — rigorous research inspired by a quest for deep understanding of disciplinary fundamentals in a context responsive to the needs of society at levels of both problem selection and research project design. Seizing the opportunity to collaborate with industries, governments, communities, professions and academic colleagues around the world is paramount to our success. As we continue to attract the next and brightest and develop the next generation of talented researchers and world-ready leaders, Macquarie will expand its cross-disciplinary and applied research and build on the tremendous depth of fundamental research and disciplinary expertise that underpins much of our discovery.
I look forward to working with existing and future research partners with colleagues as we strive to make Macquarie University a leading light for research globally.
Professor Sakkie Pretorius