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USQ Purpose and Vision

USQ's mission is to lead in economic and social development through higher education and research excellence.

Our community-centred values are grounded in our regional heritage, while our vision is to excel within a global context.

Through our university strategy, we seek to:

  • Blend access with excellence and be a leading university for student experience and graduate outcomes
  • Be internationally recognised for high impact research in our area of focus
  • Be a socially responsible and well managed enterprise with a work culture that promotes high performance and is reflective of our values.

Our values 

At USQ we are united by our three core values of Respect, Integrity and Excellence.  Through our actions we live these values and it is against them that we hold ourselves and others accountable.



Discover more about our values and the associated behaviours that guide our actions and decisions at USQ.