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Strategic goals

Guided by our strategic goals, ECU is building on our reputation for excellence in teaching, developing the quality and volume of our research outputs and increasing international programs and collaborations.
The ECU Strategic Plan, 2017-2021 – World Ready plots a course to achieve these strategic goals and grow the University’s reputation for having world ready graduates and leading edge research.

Purpose, Vision, Values

ECU is guided by its purpose, vision and values.


To transform lives and enrich society through education and research.


To be recognised for our world ready graduates and leading edge research.


  • Integrity - being honest, ethical and fair.
  • Respect - considering the opinions and values of others.
  • Rational Inquiry - motivated by evidence and reasoning.
  • Personal Excellence - demonstrating the highest personal and professional standards.
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