FMDHS Strategic Directions Refresh

We invite you to take part in shaping the future of our Faculty for the next 10 years.

Much of the Faculty’s success can be attributed to the spread of its campuses and strength of dynamic partnerships across health services and research institutes co-located in precincts in metropolitan Melbourne and rural Victoria. The Faculty is a major stakeholder in the development of these vibrant health and education precincts.

How to participate

We invite all staff, students and partners to complete our survey by 30 September 2021. You can answer as many of the questions you like. We will use the feedback from this survey to help shape the development of the Faculty’s strategic plan for the next 10 years. Completing our survey will help us understand: • what key issues and strategic priorities from Advancing Melbourne are important to you. • any additional key issues, ideas and opportunities that need to be considered

The Strategic Context

Advancing Melbourne 2030 sets a new strategic direction for the University over the next decade. The Faculty needs to align our next strategic plan to Advancing Melbourne and the current Victorian and Australian Government strategic and operating contexts.

The Victorian Government has named Parkville and Arden as priority precincts for growth to deliver jobs, housing and infrastructure in liveable, sustainable ways. Substantial capital redevelopment programs are being planned or are underway across the Melbourne Biomedical Precinct, including the new Metropolitan Rail (opening in 2025), redevelopment of Royal Melbourne Hospital and Royal Women’s Hospital, development of the Arden Precinct as an innovation hub, creation of the Australian Institute of Infectious Disease to name a few. The Faculty is a major stakeholder in the development of these priority precincts and in this context, it is timely to consider the strategic directions for our Faculty. The Australian Government has also called for Universities to raise the impact of their research. Specifically, they need to translate and commercialise their research into breakthrough products, new businesses and ideas to grow the economy and strengthen our society.

We need to strive for a bold, future-focussed strategy for the Faculty that provides a vision 10 years from now.

Next steps

Your responses to the survey below will be reviewed by the project team. Your feedback will help us develop and implement the Faculty’s strategic plan.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this project, contact us below:

Project Team: Major Initiatives, Partnerships and Government

Email: MDHS-MIPG@unimelb.edu.au