Vision, Mission & Values


“The great university … should look ever forward; for it the past should be but a preparation for the greater days to be.”

John Curtin

Our Vision

To be a recognised regional leader in education and research


Our Mission

To engage communities and transform lives through leadership, innovation and excellence in teaching and research


Our Values

Our five core values are:

  • Integrity – to act ethically, honestly and with fairness
  • Respect – to listen, value and acknowledge
  • Courage – to lead, take responsibility and question
  • Excellence – to strive for excellence and distinction
  • Impact – to empower, enable and inspire

Our core values have been defined to help improve our lived experience1 at Curtin, and as a result:

  • employers will actively seek our students, because as future leaders they model values based behaviours
  • people will seek us out and choose to stay with Curtin because we are an employer of choice
  • industry partners and stakeholders will be proud to engage with a values based organisation

By building on a foundation of integrity and respect, and through courage, we will achieve excellence and have an impact on the communities we serve.