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Strategic Plan

Our current Strategic Plan covers 2015–2018 and sets out our vision, focus areas and strategic objectives.

Our vision

A New Zealand enriched by fostering science, technology and the humanities. 

Our values

  • Open and inclusive
  • Independent
  • Trustworthy
  • Inspiring
  • Knowledgeable

Our focus areas

  • Relevance in an increasingly diverse and changing New Zealand
  • Impact of expert advice
  • Engagement with the public and in the research and scholarly community
  • Excellence in research and scholarship

Across these focus areas are two cross-cutting themes: 

  • Embracing diversity in all we do
  • Enhancing international reach and impact of New Zealand research and the Society. 

Strategic Objectives

Our strategic objectives for 2015–2018:

  • An informed and educated New Zealand
  • Relevant and influential expert advice
  • Recognition of excellence across the breadth of research and scholarship
  • Best practice in research and scholarship
  • An engaged Academy and membership
  • A progressive, smart and responsive organisation.