The University has set out its vision. It defines our core purpose as the transformation of lives, working locally and globally through the creation, sharing and application of knowledge. In so doing we intend to become Scotland’s leading university.

Achieving this goal will be demanding and will take a long time – perhaps 25 years. To start us off on that journey we have developed a route map for the first five years. This is our University Strategy 2017. It sets out in some detail what we plan to do as we set our transformational course.

The Strategy considers the challenges and opportunities which lie before us and sets out our response. We identify actions, objectives and performance indicators. We address three broad categories of service which we provide:

  • Learning and Teaching
  • Research and
  • Wider Impact

and also consider two vital cross-cutting themes

  • Internationalisation and
  • Employability, Enterprise and Entrepreneurship

Finally, the Strategy identifies four enabling themes:

  • People
  • Information
  • Estate and
  • Financial Sustainability

The Strategy is a living document. It will guide our work until 2017, informing more detailed plans and projects, and it will be regularly reviewed to ensure its objectives remain relevant and fresh.

If you would like to comment on the Strategy please contact the Principal at: