Despite our relatively small size, we have the scale to make significant contributions to national priorities in areas such as the blue economy, advanced materials and photonics, health and the digital economy, and policy development. We recognise too the importance of investing in our ability to utilise information derived from data, where we are building notable expertise. Our great strength as a university also lies in our contributions to the humanities and to cultural understanding, where the work of our staff and our students has the capacity to shape values and ways of seeing across the world. We believe as abidingly in the importance to societies of – for example - philosophy, literature, history, and music as we do in the importance of the social, physical, and life sciences and of medicine. We also believe strongly in the interactions that are possible across all these subjects. They do not compete; they co-habit, collaborate, and on occasion cohere.