Charles Sturt University's 20th anniversary year in 2009 provided an opportunity to reflect on how far we have come as an institution. While we are 20 years a University, our history of engagement in professional education and state of the art, relevant research spans more than 100 years with the establishment in 1895 of the Bathurst Experimental Farm. The first 15 years of our history as a University was a period of remarkable achievement, bringing together two distinct and successful institutions, distributed over a vast geographic area. Over the last five years, we have focussed on consolidating that achievement and have realised our ambition of being a national University, located in Inland Australia, but serving the broader professional needs of our national economy at every level. CSU is committed to achieving excellence in education for the professions and to maintaining national leadership in flexible and distance education. We are proud to be a leading player in international research in ethics, theology, governance, security, water, food, agriculture, education and environment. Growing our University has been achieved through a fine balance of financial prudence and strategic investment. Like our name-sake, the celebrated Australian explorer Charles Napier Sturt, Charles Sturt University will continue on this exciting journey, exploring new and innovative ways of advancing discovery and learning.