In a press release sent out today the University of Canberra has declared that they have a plan make themselves into a world ranked university.
They don’t however reveal what the plan is, or really how they intend to go about… well anything.
The plan outlines a commitment to deeper internationalisation and improvements which will see the University of Canberra break into world rankings in research and teaching performance.
“Under this plan, we will become one of Australia’s most innovative and successful young universities – a university of which everyone who has been associated with us since our foundation can be proud,” Vice-Chancellor Professor Stephen Parker said.
“At the University of Canberra we have worked hard to be in the strongest position in our history. We are posting an underlying operating surplus. We have more students than ever before. Our research performance is on the rise. Now is the time to work on a bold vision for the future.
“There is no doubt there are challenging times ahead for universities, the whole sector is more vulnerable to market forces than ever before and has probably already had the highest level of funding we are likely to see. This is why a clear plan is important.
Is anyone else picturing a whiteboard in a UC office with the following plan written on it:
Step One: Make a plan!
Step Two: ??????
Step Three: Profit!