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Deakin University aims to be a catalyst for positive change for the individuals and the communities it serves.
This will be achieved by ensuring that Deakin's teaching, its research, its partnerships, its international programs and the services that support those activities are:
By pursuing these objectives, Deakin aspires to be recognised as Australia's most progressive university.
Deakin University has identified six core commitments that shape its distinctive position in higher education in Australia. These core commitments guide every aspect of the University's activities:
Deakin University values:
Excellence - Deakin is committed to the pursuit of excellence in all its activities.
Academic freedom - Deakin encourages staff and students to engage in the open exchange of ideas.
Collegiality - Deakin is an institution in which staff and students are seriously engaged in the life of the University and united by common values and mutual respect.
Continuous improvement - Deakin strives to continually improve the efficiency and the effectiveness of all its activities, ensuring that it is both responsive to academic needs and strategically focused.
Ethical behaviour - Deakin is committed to ethical, honest and courteous behaviour in all its activities.
Accountability - Deakin recognises that transparency and formal accountability structures facilitate devolved decision-making and enable the University to acquit its obligations as a custodian of public funding.
Environmental responsibility - Deakin is committed to improving its policies and actions regarding the environment.